11-25-2006, 06:44 AM
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Join Date: Nov 2006
| | Centrino and Orange Livebox
I had the exact same problem with my orange/wanadoo livebox and two laptops. After many hours I have now managed to get both of them to work. It appears they both had different problems.
The following will only be of any use provided that the Centrino has first connected to the livebox and the signal strength is good! If your not connecting then you need to either check the settings on the PC/laptop for wireless connection, or you need to move closer to the livebox - Ive found that the Livebox has quite poor signal strength! It doesnt like going through brick!
1st Check = Make sure that you have keyed in the correct WEP code!! Its such a long number, and because its hidden, you never know if youve made a typo error!
The best way to do this I found is to use "Notepad". Type the code into this first and then cut and paste it each time. Note: It appears to be case sensitive so use Upper Case!
2nd Check = If the above doesnt cure problem then hopefully the next will! To carry out this you must be connected via a patch lead (one should have been supplied with Livebox!).
If you have loaded the correct software which was recieved with the Livebox you will see a shortcut on your desktop "Configure the Livebox". Click on this link.
1. click on the link at bottom in orange.
2. enter the password - "admin"
3. Click on "Configuration"
4. Click on "Advanced"
5. Click on "Wireless"
6. The default setting should be "WPA or WEP security"
7. CHANGE this to "WPA security only"
8. Submit change.
9. Exit out of Livebox Settings.
Disconnect the patch lead and try connecting to internet.
At this point my laptop worked.
Hope this helps.