the router= settings page on the netgear site using IE on the vaio. I first tried WEP...enterned a word into the "passphrase" and hit generate. It created 4 keys. I took that the keys were to be used as password. So I go to PB...select my ssid (which I disabled broadcasting because I can use 3 people's networks in my complex through the thin walls and i do not want people doing that to me!) it says this network requires a password i say ok and enter the key. no go
a couple things, though I'm not particularly confident that either of them will make a difference
-- WEP keys are case-sensitive
-- perhaps there is (a) a network password setting on the router which is distinct from the WEP setting and (b) a separate WEP settings page for the PB
then i tried WPA and set the password. i don't like this method because it indicates it only works for 256 minutes then you have to reset it...ick.
I don't know anything about WPA, sorry.
i did not get many directions with this router
one rarely does; however, I have often found what I'm looking for on the manufacturer's website(s)
I completele confused myself. I can almost always figure something out for myself so this is especially frustrating!!!
I hate not being able to figure stuff out too. Please accept my sympathies even if I fail to help.