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Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Down Under
09-11-2009, 01:35 PM
actually you can.
if you log into the router you can set the type of security...
check the manual how to log into your router - usually http://192.168.1.1 will log you into your router.
Retired Mini user
Join Date: Oct 2008
09-11-2009, 01:40 PM
You can tell it what kind of network it is if you set up the wireless connection *manually* (which includes entering the SSID manually.)
In Windows XP, if the wireless card and/or drivers can't talk WPA/WPA2, it sees the network as a secure network, but it will never connect. There are some older cards out there that won't do WPA/WPA2, but the Mini 9's WLAN card isn't one of them.
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Washington, DC
10-28-2009, 06:43 PM
I had the same problem with the stock XP and the Dell 1510 N wireless adaptor. I got so fed up with the connection issues (why trade off better network security for the sake of one netbook?) - I just decided to throw a new HD (my spare 250gb SSD) and Vista RC1 onto it. (The reason I didn't switch channels is because some of the "turbo" router features only work on the lower channels and not 10 or 11) Now every thing works and connects fine, I think it works a little bit cooler too but it seems the heat in the 10v is mostly from the CPU/GPU and not the HD in the first place, so the SSD doesn't really improve much in that department - though the new HD speed was very handy in loading up the OS!
10v: n280, 2gb ram, 10" 1024x600, 1510 wireless N, Samsung 256gb SSD, 3 cell, Win7
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