Wireless Network Help

#1
I am having a two fold problem with my Wireless network.

1. I was being leeched for bandwidth I have reconfigured, my router and changed security. This seems to have solved the problem for now.

2. I have a new laptop which I have got a new laptop which is running vista. It logs onto the network but cannot identify it. It also cannot connect to the internet.

I can't work out if this is a vista or router problem. I am running a belkin f5d9230 router. Anyone have any ideas on reconfiguring my network and finding barsteward stealing my bandwidth
 
#2
smoojalooge said:
I am having a two fold problem with my Wireless network.

1. I was being leeched for bandwidth I have reconfigured, my router and changed security. This seems to have solved the problem for now.

2. I have a new laptop which I have got a new laptop which is running vista. It logs onto the network but cannot identify it. It also cannot connect to the internet.

I can't work out if this is a vista or router problem. I am running a belkin f5d9230 router. Anyone have any ideas on reconfiguring my network and finding barsteward stealing my bandwidth
Ensure your router is set to WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK, set a long passphrase and keep it secret: that will stop anyone from stealing your bandwidth.

Is your new laptop Vista?

msr
 
#3
Some older routers (over 2 years old) will not work with Vista. I have had this problem as have many people i know. Buying a later style wireless router sorts it straight away. Ensure you set up security on your new router as well.
 
#5
Which version of this router do you have?

You will find the version number on a sticker on the bottom of the unit, it is a 4-digit number preceded by ver. Only the first digit of the version number is important in this case.

msr
 
#7
Is your laptop set to obtain an IP address automatically?
 
#9
disable security, then connect to your network. Once you can connect without any security in place then attempt to put in some secrity (WEP/WPA) If you still have problems just set the network to open then limit access to your laptops MAC address.
 
#10
vandyke said:
disable security, then connect to your network. Once you can connect without any security in place then attempt to put in some secrity (WEP/WPA) If you still have problems just set the network to open then limit access to your laptops MAC address.
Using WEP and / or MAC address is not good advice.

WEP: http://docs.lucidinteractive.ca/index.php/Cracking_WEP_and_WPA_Wireless_Networks

MAC: http://www.cs.wright.edu/~pmateti/I...ssHacks/Mateti-WirelessHacks.htm#_Toc77524654

msr
 
#11
I agree with MSR.

WEP is like having a lock on the front door of your house but forgetting to lock it when you leave.

At first glance WEP looks like a deterent but in fact takes seconds to open.
 

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