A friend in the dorm I am at asked if I would set up a wireless connection since I have internet and they don't. I agreed, since they are good friends and all.
I have a Siemens SpeedStream 6520 dsl modem/wireless router which uses my Aliant internet account. Aliant has it's own firmware for the router.
Anyway, I went about setting it up, and had difficulty with the encryption settings. I ended up settling on the WPA-PSK setting using the AES code. Then I wanted to check that it worked myself on my laptop. So I unplugged the ethernet cable from my laptop which goes to the speedstream, and tried to use the wireless instead. It asked for the wep key, and I put it in, and it said it was connected, but I could not recieve any webpages, packets recieved were zero.
I have set up a wireless network before using a linksys wireless router, and it works fine, I go home on some weekends and use it, and it has always performed fine.
Note: I also tried a non-encrypted connection, and that did not connect at all.
If you can help we would appreciate it.