Old 20-February-2008, 14:48
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Default Confusing Livebox Problem

Hopefully someone can shed some light on this livebox problem which started today.First of all heres some relevent details.

Desktop PC running vista ultimate hard wired to the livebox

Laptop running XP connected wirelessly through a Netgear WG111T usb adapter.

Both machines have been running for 6 months or more with no problems.

The network is 128 bit wep protected.

Today the laptop would not connect so using the netgear software on the laptop I scanned for available networks and it found the livebox with no problem.However the scan reported the network was not protected in any way.

I accessed the livebox settings on the desktop and checked the security settings which reported the network was secured by wep key.I was now getting a bit concerned.

Back to the laptop I disabled the wep settings and it connected with no trouble at all.Next step was to re-enter all relevant wep settings on the laptop.Once the wep key was saved and applied the connection died immediately,I double and triple checked the key was correct and still had the same result.

So basically what I`m asking for is..

1.If wep security is applied in the livebox config why is the netgear reporting it as an open network with no security.

2.If the network is protected by wep(as reported by the livebox)why can the laptop connect when I disable wep on the adapter(and not on the livebox),surely the wep should stop it connecting?

3.If the network is protected by wep why cant the laptop connect when the correct wep key is entered in the netgear config.

4.Is my network secured or not....do I believe the Livebox settings or the netgear reporting the network is open?

If anyone can shed some light on this I will be eternally grateful as I just seem to be going round in circles here and I dont want to leave my network unprotected.

I dont want to have to call Orange as their support is totally useless.
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Old 04-June-2008, 22:38
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Smile Re: Confusing Livebox Problem

hi there, does anyone know how to download a setup to switch my orange details over to a wanadoo livebox to get wireless broadband?
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Great question, wrong section though matey.
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