Just how do I set up my wifi router for my Android tool?
I have a cordless network set up with a Sweex LC000070 router, WEP security and also while my HTC Hero can connect to the network, net does not appear to function.
Exists any kind of setup on the router I need to transform in order for Android tools to connect?
Apparently WEP assistance is extensively broked in Android 2.0.1 and also above.
http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-general-discussions/1253-wifi-problem.html (additionally consists of a feasible solution for WEP by disabling/enabling the router firewall program, though I have not attempted it and also ain't gon na ... )
http://www.611connect.com/howto/merben_how-to-enable-wi-fi-on-the-motorola-droid (remarks ) (additionally recommends that, if you originally update to WPA to get it functioning, you can later on hang back to WEP and also it will certainly remain to function ... )
That claimed, WPA is a far better selection around anyhow.
This example is actual trouble with non-computer tools. Updating to WPA (specifically WPA2 ) will certainly deal with the phone yet can damage various other tools (old laptop computers, TiVo's etc ). An additional remedy is to surrender on security, specifically given that WEP isn't actually security. Mostly all routers sustain MAC filtering system, and also the majority of sustain "internet-only" links, This means you can allow any kind of tool on your wireless that you find out about, and also allow respectful individuals recognize they should not connect. Cyberpunks and also jerks (not constantly the very same individuals ) can still spoof MAC addresses yet that is what "internet-only" is for : you are not revealing your neighborhood network over cordless.
Clearly this arrangement will not benefit every person yet it has actually benefited me in the past, and also I could do it once more if I get back at another tool that can not chat WPA2