on 30-12-2011 22h30
I have searched the site for this subject but found nothing that matched my problem.
Recieved my hub today and had no problems getting onto the net. As I have no wireless on my PC I connect my hub via an eithernet cable.
As my laptop does not support the factory settings of WPA2 I need to change the settings to WEP via the Home hub settings. (bthomehub/home)
I am now faced with the following page.
I have placed the admin password which is on the pull out tab on my hub and consists of 8 letters and numbers into the admin password box. I have placed a new password in the next two box's and pressed the "change password and open BT hub manager. This I did and the next view showed me some router settings but not the security ones. I clicked on the settings tab at the top of the page and was again shown the picture above.
Surely if I had changed my password and got into the router manager, why does it keep asking me to change my password??
Previous routers ask for a username followed by a password, this does not even get this far.
Can anyone help please?
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on 30-12-2011 23h35
Just had a google around and found out that this hub does not always play ball with a FireFox browser.
Used Internet Explorer and it worked perfect - how strange????
There must be a way to view this properly in FF surely - anyone else had the same problem?
Happy New Year to you all.
31-12-2011 0h00 - edited 31-12-2011 0h04
Glad you solved the logging in...
However I wouldn't stay with WEP as that is a very easy to crack OLD wireless encryption.
If you have a spare USB socket you could consider using a wireless adapter.
I use this Edimax wireless n type. in my laptop.. and "Supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA , WPA2 encryption"
The mini size only sticks out a little a sample price HERE.
However the larger version imho would stick out of a laptop too much and is more suitable for a PC.
I have them running in two laptops running vista and win 7 and a third older laptop running XP.
There are many other manufacturers of USB wireless adapters.
Just in case you thought you were stuck with WEP.
on 31-12-2011 8h33
Thank you PC for your reply and it is very much appreciated.
I will look into these adaptors at a later stage.
I am happy with the WEP for the moment as I live in a village and the laptop is not running all the time. It is only when the main PC is being used and I want to go online is the laptop used.
The Wii is also used via this set up.
Many thanks again for your help.