The model of my netbook is HP with XP it's currently running a trial version of Windows 2007.
My desktop which is hardwired to the internet and wireless modem is running Windwos Vista (upgraded from XP).
I have'nt installed any software to any of the pc's.
Thanks the guy from Comcast had me uncheck the IEEE box but that didn't help.
Right now I'm in Network Connections and under Lan or High-Speed Internet
I have a Local Area Connection with a Red X on it saying Network cable unplugged. Next to that is my Wireless Network Conenction 2 which says "Validating identity", and it's been saying that since we first began to chat.
Yes I have a cable.
The router is a netgear router 54mbps wireless router WGR614 v8.
No such animal. I have a security pin #, a serial # XXXXX a MAC address. Underneath the MAC address are numbers but they aren't in the IP format.
The guy from Comcast had me type in an IP address should I just use the one he used?
There is nothing that resembles an IP address on the 'black box' either.
One thing did change. the local area connection in my Network connections is now connected but the wireless is still trying to validate my ID.
Okay I'm in and it says a new update for Firmware is available. Do I want to upgrade?
It doesn't give me any of that info. What it does give me is:
Router's PIN: 63543780
Then there is a box that says Setup Access List...could it be in there?
I'm there on the Security Options and I also found my paperwork for th LAN setup by Comcast. They have the security options set at WEP. If I change it will I have more problems with my other PC's? And I do have a password XXXXX I intend to use.
Ok, I selected WPA-PSK (TKIP) + WPA2-PSK (AES) they didn't have a WPA 2.
Yes, lets to this tomorrow.
Thanks for all your help.
Just signing back on.
Having problems with my laptop since we changed the settings yesterday. It won't connect saying that the setting have changed.
Last night when I unplugged the netbook from my router it would no longer connect.
No my laptop. I have a desktop (hardwired) a laptop that is (was) wireless and a new netbook. My laptop will not connect now.
I plugged in the ethnet to the laptop and it won't connect it says local access only and the name of my network is GIBBSNET and there is a red x in network connections and it says 'the settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network.'
What I did was go back to the Router set up and changed the security settings back to WEP and that worked. Only thing now is my netbook won't connect.