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Win 8 and WEP wifi?

  1. #11


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    The network may be limited to a certain number of devices to get connected at one time.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 10
    win 8


    Was really strange this morning. The IT guy walked in, asked how it was going... I had tested a few minutes earlier, and got 0.71 Mbs down... showed him, retested... and got over 11 Mbs. Talk about floored! He walked out, I retested, got 2.76... scratched head, tested again, got 0.61.. I dunno what the hell to think, now. I suspected he stopped the cams for a bit, but...
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by longtex View Post
    Already done this, in various combinations. There is no "shared" choice... No authentication (Open) is followed immediately by the WPAs, couple of others after that, but no Shared. Pretty sure XP had a shared choice, but this 8. Hell, it doesn't even show WEP on this window.

    Wait, yes it does, it's got its own field... whatever... still fails the checking.
    Looks to me like the manual connection method worked. I'm not sure why the wireless speed is so low but you can't achieve much without good signal strength and you should be using the 802.11N Only settings on the router if you want better connection speeds.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 10
    win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Looks to me like the manual connection method worked. I'm not sure why the wireless speed is so low but you can't achieve much without good signal strength and you should be using the 802.11N Only settings on the router if you want better connection speeds.
    It connected to the router, but then failed when checking network requirements... whatever that means... which dumps the connection, so, no, I'd have to say it didn't work, not on the Win8 box. The net speed test was using the iPad, which, like the phones and the XP box, connected without problem. The only way to connect the Win8 is with a wire., which it does without mentioning network requirements. Hmmmm...
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    make sure the password is correct, I know it seems unlikely but forget the network and re-enter your password...

    Windows wont always tell you the password is incorrect, it will just say limited access or similar...
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  6. #16


    Posts : 10
    win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklyn567 View Post
    make sure the password is correct, I know it seems unlikely but forget the network and re-enter your password...

    Windows wont always tell you the password is incorrect, it will just say limited access or similar...
    No, I checked this: entering a bad password fails immediately, entering the correct one goes to the "checking network requirements" stuff and then fails. I'm pretty puzzled.
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