March 19th, 2012, 10:13 AM
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Really strange WiFi issues.
Hey, I'm having some really strange issues with my Eee Pad.
It's worked perfectly ever since I bought it (about a year ago), but after coming back from a couple of days' vacation a few weeks ago, I've been unable to connect to our home wifi.
Our connection (called Netgear) shows up on the list of available connections. It says "Secured with WEP" beneath it (which is normal), and it usually has 3-4 bars. When I type in the 25 digit password and click "connect", nothing happens. It just sits there with "Secured with WEP" beneath it.
My laptop, iPod and home computer can connect to Netgear just fine.
I started experimenting a bit, and found out the following:
- If I write less than 17 digits in the password field and hit "connect", Netgear will say "Obtaining IP address..." and the bars will drop to 1. Nothing further will happen.
- If I write 17 or more digits in the password field and hit "connect", Netgear will do nothing. It'll just sit there and look stupid.
It doesn't matter what I write in the password field, only how many digits.
I've tried resetting our router and our wifi with no success. I've even tried a hard reset of the Eee Pad, but to no avail.
I am so very confused by this, and I hope you can help me.