How do I set up my wireless network?

Kyle November 1, 2011
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After enabling my wireless LAN on my notebook and opening ‘connect to’, I can see my router’s name in the list of available wireless networks. If I select the and click ‘connect’, it will ask for a ‘security passphrase’ to be entered. I am able to do this and connect to the Internet wirelessly and save the network, but when the router is switched off, I have to redo this, by first changing the name and passphrase in the application ‘MWEB Management Utility’, while connected through the Ethernet cable. I am able to connect to the router and its Internet through a cellphone with WiFi, without any setup.

Thank you.

OS: Vista
Notebook: Acer eMachines G620
ISP: MWEB
Router: Billion W40

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  1. Anonymous
    November 2, 2011 at 11:40 am

    download the updates for your router and reset? or reinstal the router driver

    Remove ALL the stored wireless network profiles, it's still remembering the WPA key and trying to use that. When you search for the network after the profiles are gone, it'll ask for the WEP key.

    After you wake the computer from sleep, the DHCP Client service (Dhcpcsvc.dll) is responsible for informing the IP stack about the routing information. The routing information is stored in the network store interface. This problem occurs when the network store interface already has the routing information that the DHCP Client service wants to store. When the storage operation fails, all routing information in NSI is lost. Therefore, the computer loses all the routing information. This includes the default gateway.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933872
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937477/en-us

    solution to the lost internet connection following sleep mode,
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933872

    1) Right click on your Network Icon in the System Tray (The one with the red X on it)
    2) Chose Diagnose and Repair
    3) Pick the last option Reset Network Adapter

    1) Click Start -> Search [Device Manager] enter
    2) Expand Network Adapters, and pick the enabled adapter
    3) RIght click and Open the Properties for it
    4) Click on the Power Management Tab.
    5) Uncheck the box for "allow the computer to turn off the device to save power"
    6) Press Ok and you are done

  2. FIDELIS
    November 2, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Hello, how come you have to switch off your router?  Is is because of security concerns?  or just to save energy?  A router is meant to stay running all the time.  The only time/times when you are supposed to restart/shutdown is when you loose all internet connections and you have to reset the modem and the router.  Also depending on the router, when you change some of the configurations like updating firmware, etc.

    From what you say, it only happens with ethernet, wireless is ok.  You may want to try and reset both the router and the modem.