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Old 07-24-2011, 03:42 AM   #1
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BT home hub and a wireless laptop


Hi from a new newbie..we recently were told that our windows was not legi(IT was but thats another story!) so we tried linux on our laptop.
After installation we connected to the internet fine through BT home home"wireless" then we closed down and restarted and the system will not accept the wireless key and ask's for a password to unlock the "keychain" (works ok using the ethernet cable)

we were thinking of putting Ubuntu on the Desktop but now unsure what to do.

hope we can get it sorted

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Old 07-24-2011, 06:14 AM   #2
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Can you log into the home hub as admin from your desktop using ethernet and find out what the wireless settings are? In particular, what encryption you are using, and what password.
 
Old 07-24-2011, 06:49 AM   #3
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Can you log into the home hub as admin from your desktop using ethernet and find out what the wireless settings are? In particular, what encryption you are using, and what password.



Connection time

0 days, 3:45:05



Data transmitted/received (MB)

9.06 / 178.62



Broadband user name

bthomehub@btbroadband.com



Password

********




TCP/IP settings



Broadband network IP address

86.133.212.243



Default gateway

217.47.112.250



Primary DNS

217.32.171.21



Secondary DNS

213.120.234.2
USING MY OWN PASSWORD
update
Thanks for that clue! I went into the settings of the BT home hub reset the wireless settings and that fixed it, wierd the BT guys don't know that!!

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Old 07-24-2011, 09:44 AM   #4
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Glad it was useful. If a post helps you, you could tick "yes" at bottom right. Also, mark your thread as "SOLVED" so others know the situation without ploughing through it.
 
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