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Old 28-10-2006, 04:04 PM
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Wi-Fi "Pairing"

I'm new to this whole wi-fi thing.

I can connect to my Speedtouch 585 via Wi-fi (with WPA encryption) but I have to "search for WLAN" then to enter the long alpha-numeric key each time. The Access Point I have created in "settings" "connections" isn't there to be selected.

I there a setting to "remember" my home network and automatically connect to it when I tell the phone (E70) to go online - sort of "pairing". Have I missed something obvious ?

The mode is set to "infrastructure" - should it be "ad hoc ?

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Old 28-10-2006, 04:10 PM
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menu > Tools > Settings > Connection > Access points

There create new Wi-Fi/WLAN access point settings, and specify/save it with the security settings/keys applicable to you.

Use "ad hoc" only if you connect directly to another "ad hoc" device (without an access point/router device in between); when you connect to an access point/router it is always "infrastructure".

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Old 28-10-2006, 06:35 PM
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Cheers - I've done that - but the access point I've created doesn't appear when I connect from Web (or Opera Mini), there's only "seach for WLAN" available - and that asks for the passkey every time.

In other words, what settings do I need on the Access Point to make it "visible" to other applications.

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Old 29-10-2006, 02:54 AM
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but the access point I've created doesn't appear when I connect from Web (or Opera Mini)
Does any app recognise the newly created access point? If no apps sees it then you probably made a mistake in defining the access point (wrong shared key/passkey or something).

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In other words, what settings do I need on the Access Point to make it "visible" to other applications.
I don't believe there are any, it "just works".
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Old 29-10-2006, 08:22 AM
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Sorted,

I made the "Connection Name" the same as the "Wireless Network Name" and all is well.

I had assumed that "Connection Name" was simply a way of identifying the connection in the phone.

Why are there two settings if they have to be the same ?
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Why are there two settings if they have to be the same ?
I think it's just a coincidence that things started working when you made these the same. In my access point settings the connection names are different to the network names (SSID) and they all work fine.

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Strange - oh well, it's working now...cheers
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