The page I directed you to shows you what the password is and how to change it.
It says how to RESET it, merely by pressing the INIT button. I did that for the required 15 seconds, and now I no longer have wireless access to my computer. Was this supposed to happen?
You can read the complete manual in English on that website as well.
I will search for it when I get home, IF I can get wireless re-established. (I no longer have a cable for direct Internet access.)
I suspect she is reading something incorrectly since there is NO reason that a router would require setting up software on more than one computer
I hope she is wrong. I really have no one else around to assist, and I think you can imagine how frustrating it is to deal with this situation.
What's more, that computer (as I have reported but unsolved in another thread) will not let me automatically open many CDs. So, we place the disk in the drive, and wait. And, wait. It doesn't start by itself. I will have to go home tonight and see if I can manually start the software myself with her help. She already tried today while I was at work, but when she opened the folder, it had lots of files, and she didn't know which one to use to start the software installation again.
I really hope I don't need to use an external drive to install the software on my Lenovo. I agree with you that I shouldn't have to. I don't have another drive anyway.
Trust me on the password thing, though. It clearly reads "no password" on the instruction sheet. Maybe it just means that Buffalo doesn't have a default one. I'll confirm.
Thanks for the help so far. Will keep you informed.
We just re-installed the Buffalo software. No password was requested. No password field was seen. I now have Internet access restored on my old home computer.
I went to that Buffalo site and did a search for the WLA-G54C/P manual. Looked through the 242 items found -- none matched. Some were close, but none perfectly matched. I also found WLI-CB-G54 on the box, so I did a search and found only one match. English instructions, no requirement for any password.http://www.buffalote...LICBG54_QSG.pdf
I started the Lenovo, and it detected 3 wireless router connections in the area. The top one had the strongest signal and the SSID matched my old computer SSID (read from the toolbar). The bottom line in that field had some statement about security and an icon that looks like a padlock. One other wireless router had the same thing, and another had the statement but no padlock icon.
I clicked on the top one, and it sought out the connection. Another window opened called "Wireless Network Connection", and it contained a entry field called Network Key. I have no idea what to enter here, so I am unable to make the Lenovo connect to my router. Where do I find this Network Key?
In searching for this Network Key, I ran across this site:http://www.ehow.com/...etwork-key.html
Everything works fine (I can follow all the steps) until I get to these:
Clear the check box that reads the key is provided for me automatically and select the check box that reads this is a computer to computer(ad hoc) network.
Create your password. Your password must be thirteen digits and should include numbers,letters and symbols for the best security.
I do not have the check boxes they talk about, so I cannot create an "ad hoc" password.
Or what about the advice given on this site by fihart:
You need to log in to your router -- this is usually by typing its IP address into the address bar of your internet browser while the computer is connected to the router via an athernet cable. If successful a login box will appear demanding user name (usually, admin) and password (often, password). Once in the router's user interface turn off wireless security and log out. Then try to connect by wireless only. If successful, set a new wireless security passphrase.
Edited by Glenski, 08 May 2009 - 08:16 AM.