Wireless Routers & Connection Via Laptop

Submitted: Monday, Feb 14, 2011 at 18:28
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This may save someone a lot of time, effort and money.

Just spent 16 hrs trying every known trick in the book to get a 6yr old Fujitsu laptop to connect via wireless to a 2010 Asus Router for a bit of bush/Trip work etc. To no avail.

Yes! this included a couple of long periods on the telephone to each manufacturers tech support.

Long story cut short - the embedded wireless card in the laptop only supported WEP password encryption and not WPA password encryption as currently being run by the Router.

Yes! I know I could have switched the Router to WEP security mode, however that would be like like removing the 'electrified razor wired fence' and replacing it with a single strand of 'barbed wire'.


Nick down to local computer supplier and purchase a NET-TPL-WN821N USB Wireless adapter for $24.00, instal it, then connect instantly to the Router via WPA security mode. All done and dusted in 30mins.

Nothing like a hands on experience - just soooooo! character building (LOL)

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Reply By: Members Pa & Ma. - Monday, Feb 14, 2011 at 20:40

Monday, Feb 14, 2011 at 20:40
Yep, We know all about it, even nearly had our computer technician baffled!
It was slightly different to your problem but I couldn't give you the answer , It was just so complicated. We couldn't get the wireless router to connect to the printer because you had to have an internet connection. The grey connection cord had been left out of the box!!!!!!!
Take care, safe travels .
Bye for now, Ma.
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