Network problems

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  1. KATZ49

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    I have an iPad g1, and an iPhone.
    The iPad carrier is Orange
    The iPhone is Vodafone.
    Yet no matter what I try I cannot join a network.

    I keep getting a popup on both the iPad and the iPhone from Thomson asking for a password
    The iPad is Thompson E54EDB
    The iPhone is Thompson 332A2C
    Does anyone have a password for either of these.?
     
  2. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    Is your WiFi turned on or off? Try turning it off and see if the messages persist.

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    Turned off WiFI on both, message disappears.!!!!!
     
  4. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    It's because your iPad can 'see' a WiFi network that's encrypted and - since the iPad always tries to join a WiFi network in preference over 3G - it's asking you for the password. It sounds as though it's not your network - perhaps that of a neighbour's - but the iPad doesn't know that.

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    So how do I get past this, and join a network of my choosing.?
    I've tried joining my own home Network, but it keeps telling me it can't "see" it
    For the name I've tried Netgear, Netgear dg834, Home, Homegroup, and my password, but it doesn't see any of them.

    Why, I'm sat right along side it. mines encrypted, so why doesn't it see that
     
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    If you go to 'Settings', 'WiFi' the iPad will search for and list all the networks it can 'see' irrespective of whether it can join them. Is your network listed there? You don't need to type in any name, password etc at this stage - it will simply list the networks it can 'see' and will tell you the name of the network - which may have been set by default by the router. If you can't recognise the name that's been assigned by your router, then turn it off for a while and see which of the names in the list of available networks disappears.

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    Turned of my router, same 5 networks showed, none disappeared.
     
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    Please don't be offended by my question, but this is a wireless (WiFi) router that you've turned off not a wired (Ethernet) one?

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    Ah..:mad:

    Slapped wrist, can you recommend a reliable wireless one.
     
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    Do you have a PC connected to this router? Does that PC have WiFi? If so, you can set up a PC to be a wireless hotspot.

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