I'm not a computer whizz (well, the technical side anyway!), and have just been bought a brand new Acer Travelmate 2420. It connects fine to the wireless internet through the above router, but once I try and secure it I just can't log on. I've browsed around a load of forums gathering little snippets here and there for things to change/try, but nothing has worked. I've got it to a point where it tries to verify my identity, but isn't able to - it's not asking me to enter a password/key to log on, which I thought it would. Sorry if this sounds really stupid, but I'm need of some serious help before I go insane!!
i know it sounds silly but are you trying to change the security settings wirelessly because the above mentioned router does not allow settings to be changed unless you are connected via ethernet cable
As iashem says it is better to make changes via ethernet although I could connect to my dlink if I positioned it very close to the pc/laptop in question. I think it basically needs a very strong signal to even recognise that a WEP key is needed and if you are close enough it asks you to enter the key to connect.
Sorry I haven't been back guys, and thanks for the help!
It turns out I had been very clever and set up WPA-PSK security all on my lonesome. I realised in the shower that evening (it was a *doh* moment) that the only reason it wasn't working was that the laptop was still set on looking for WPA - so I just changed that to WPA-PSK and voila!!!