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Windows 7: Netgear WGR614 probs

06 Jun 2009   #1

 
Netgear WGR614 probs

Hi Guys, can you help. I have a Netgear WGR614 router connected to my pc which has not been very secure for some time, naughty I know! Today I set it up securely and now my partners laptop can't get into the network. I set it up from the laptop successfully but when I typed in the requested 27 digit WEP key, I got this messeage: " The settings saved on this computer do not match the requirements of the network".

I am running OS Win 7137, but it worked perfectly before I made my pc secure.

Any help will be gratefully appreciated.

UPDATE. After further fiddling with the laptop. I don't get that message any more. The laptop does try to connect to Netgear (Shown as a secure network), but fails.

Jimbo

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06 Jun 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Jimbolarue
hey and welcome
For a really quick test if you turn off wep can the laptop connect? then re-enable either wep or a different secure mode your netgear supports and try it again. that way you can narrow down whether its wep or connectivity.

hope you get it

Ken
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06 Jun 2009   #3

 

Thanks zigzag, not sure how you do that, tho'? Can you enlighten me?
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06 Jun 2009   #4

 

Forgot to mention, I'm now getting limited connectivity with excellent signal strength (?), Still won't connect, tho'.
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06 Jun 2009   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Jimbolarue

BY now i assume you turned off WEP? Excellent signal strength just means a faster data transfer. If you right-click the networking icon does it say connected or not connected but there are networks avail, or does it say no networks avail?
ken
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06 Jun 2009   #6

 

Limited connectivity. IPv4 Limited. IPv6 limited.

SSID: NETGEAR
The icon is blue with yellow exclamation mark. Thank you
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06 Jun 2009   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Limmited connectivity often happens when you dont have dns/dhcp. Have you re-booted the modem/router/computer in a row?

Ken
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06 Jun 2009   #8

 

What do you mean, in a row? I have re-booted them all but not in a particular order. Is that what you mean?

Thanks for sticking with me on this, zigzag. I'm going to hit the sack now, my friend. It's sleepy time here in the uK, lol.

Thanks again.

Jimbo
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07 Jun 2009   #9

 

Hi again, zigzag,

I've just plugged a cable from the Netgear router directly into the laptop and I can get full access to the internet. Does this help you in any way?

Cheers

Jimbo
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07 Jun 2009   #10

Win7 7201 x64
 
 

If your on virgin broadband you need to plug in the virgin modem and leave a min or 2 before you plug in the netgear, for some reason if you don't you get limited connection.
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