I've just got a 'Buffalo LinkStation' and a 'Belkin F5D7132 Wireless G Universal Range Extender' to add to my network.
The existing network consists of a '3Com OfficeConnect ADSL Wireless 11g Firewall Router 3CRWE754G72-A' which connects to my Windows computer using Cat 5 and to my laptop and PDA using the wireless connection. This basic network, with MAC address filtering and 64-bit WEP encryption, works fine over both the Cat 5 and wireless.
I have got the LinkStation plugged into the Belkin with the supplied Cat5 cable and have got the Belkin set up as a what Belkin describe as a 'Wireless Range Extender'. I've given both the Buffalo and the Belkin fixed IP addresses (192.168.1.12 and 192.168.1.15). Set up like this I can connect to the Buffalo wirelessly and transfer files. I have added MAC address filtering to the Belkin and the 3Com and, again, can transfer files wirelessly.
However, once I add 64-bit WEP encryption (only 64-bit WEP as my PDA has nothing stronger) to the 3Com and Belkin they fail to connect and the Belkin's red 'Searching' LED flashes continuously.
After all that, can anyone explain (in nice easy words please) what I need to do to add 64-bit WEP encryption back into the network please?