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new lenovo tablet wont connect to my wireless router

vwbuggin 109 December 30, 2011 at 05:41 PM
just got my brand new lenovo A1 tablet and I cant get it to connect to my wireless router.. any ideas? I called Lenovo twice and waited forever and they didnt tell me a thing. thanks

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just got my brand new lenovo A1 tablet and I cant get it to connect to my wireless router.. any ideas? I called Lenovo twice and waited forever and they didnt tell me a thing. thanks
The wifi is turned on, correct?
Does it not find your internet signal or does it find it but not want to sign in?
Can you see any other wifi signals?
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The wifi is turned on, correct?
Does it not find your internet signal or does it find it but not want to sign in?
Can you see any other wifi signals?
yes of course the router is on and yes it shows my router and others but when i put in the password , which is correct, it still wont connect
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yes of course the router is on and yes it shows my router and others but when i put in the password , which is correct, it still wont connect
I didn't mean the router. I was talking about the wifi on the tablet.
That being said, it is obviously turned on.
There are a few possibilities.
Some tablets seem to balk at certain types of securities, like wep, wpa, etc.
To verify that, perhaps you could temporarily remove the router's security.
If the tablet is then able to connect, you might try a different type of security system that agrees with the tablet.
There has also been talk about some tablets that don't want to hook up to some Linksys models.
Naturally, passwords are usually case sensitive, so that's another thing to double check.
That's all that comes to mind right now.
Please let us know how it works out.

PS: What exactly happens when you type in the PW? Does it say that it's wrong, or just never connect, or does it connect but not give you internet?
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what type of security do you have on your wifi? Some newer devices will not connect WEP networks as it is old and insecure.
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I didn't mean the router. I was talking about the wifi on the tablet.
That being said, it is obviously turned on.
There are a few possibilities.
Some tablets seem to balk at certain types of securities, like wep, wpa, etc.
To verify that, perhaps you could temporarily remove the router's security.
If the tablet is then able to connect, you might try a different type of security system that agrees with the tablet.
There has also been talk about some tablets that don't want to hook up to some Linksys models.
Naturally, passwords are usually case sensitive, so that's another thing to double check.
That's all that comes to mind right now.
Please let us know how it works out.

PS: What exactly happens when you type in the PW? Does it say that it's wrong, or just never connect, or does it connect but not give you internet?
i have a belkin wireless router.. when i type the password it doesnt say its wrong, it just doesnt connect. my securtiy is wep 128 bit it says on the router.
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i have a belkin wireless router.. when i type the password it doesnt say its wrong, it just doesnt connect. my securtiy is wep 128 bit it says on the router.
It may very well be that the A1 won't work with wep.
Do you know how to change the security type on your router?
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[QUOTE=RockySosua;46488944]It may very well be that the A1 won't work with wep.
Do you know how to change the security type on your router?[/Q
No, I sure dont. and thanks for the info Wink
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i have a belkin wireless router.. when i type the password it doesnt say its wrong, it just doesnt connect. my securtiy is wep 128 bit it says on the router.
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It may very well be that the A1 won't work with wep.
Do you know how to change the security type on your router?
doing a little research it might be something else. This [com.sg] sounds like someone is having the same issue.

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doing a little research it might be something else. This [com.sg] sounds like someone is having the same issue.
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It may very well be that the A1 won't work with wep.
Do you know how to change the security type on your router?[/Q
No, I sure dont. and thanks for the info Wink
either way it is worth doing because wep is old and more or less useless now. but if you change it you have to resetup all your wireless devices. If you change it make sure you go to wpa2 with aes.
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doing a little research it might be something else. This [com.sg] sounds like someone is having the same issue.
Too funny.
I had the very same page open, reading it when you posted.

The problem now is that the OP doesn't know how to make any setting changes on the router, so it becomes a guessing game from here on in.

Quote from vwbuggin View Post :
just got my brand new lenovo A1 tablet and I cant get it to connect to my wireless router.. any ideas? I called Lenovo twice and waited forever and they didnt tell me a thing. thanks
Do you have a friend who could help with the router?
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Too funny.
I had the very same page open, reading it when you posted.

The problem now is that the OP doesn't know how to make any setting changes on the router, so it becomes a guessing game from here on in.


Do you have a friend who could help with the router?
yea, there is also some posts on xda [xda-developers.com] about it.

op at least post the model number of your router, maybe someone will google it and find a guide to change the settings.
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yea, there is also some posts on xda [xda-developers.com] about it.

op at least post the model number of your router, maybe someone will google it and find a guide to change the settings.
model number of the router is F5D9231-4v1.. would getting a new router solve the problem? I have had this one for several years.
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model number of the router is F5D9231-4v1.. would getting a new router solve the problem? I have had this one for several years.
I don't think so.
It's more about the settings than the router itself.
Do you remember who set your router up in the first place, and if so, is he or she available to do it again?
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my daughter did I believe, I will check with her.. thanks for your help
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Agreed - these days WEP is like leaving the router unencrypted. You need to be running WPA2+PKI with AES. Anyone can break through a WEP password in under a minute.
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