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Thinkpad troubleshooting

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March 8, 2011 1:18:27 PM

hi my name is natisha and i am having problems connecting my thinkpad wirless internet... i have problems finding my WEP key for security internet.. and i am also having trouple connecting my laptop to my xbox360 so that i could get internet, it wont let me bridge the connection and idk.. someone plzz help me cuzz ive spend like 2 weeks trynna fix this problem!! If u knoe how to do this plzz give me step by step intrstuctions on to do this... if u can u are a big help and a saver thank u very much :( 
March 8, 2011 1:45:23 PM


Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

Go Start then Run in XP - Windows key plus R in Vista and Windows 7, then type in the following, including all the spaces:-

cmd /k ipconfig /all

then press Enter and from the black form that shows up, take a note of the numeric code beside the Default Gateway icon - something like 192.168.0.1.

Type exit to close the black form.

Open Internet Explorer and enter that code into the URL address bar as though it was a website. You're then at the login page to the router's settings utility and admin will usually be the login with either admin or password as the password.

If you're in, seek out Wireless and then Security and take a note of the key. Sometimes it may be a passphrase, some a simple set of letters and others a hexadecimal code. You also may as well note which level of security it is - WEP, WPA or WPA/PSK 2 and then either AES or TKIP. Your computer will already know this but it's handy information to store. Note also that hexadecimal only contains numbers from zero to 9 and letters a to f so there's no confusion of I and O with 1 and 0.

Keep a note of that security key in My Documents and also outside the computer. :D 

I can't help with the X-Box problem but when this thread is closed down, don't hesitate to PM me for further help on the wireless issues.
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