Connecting to unwanted network

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Mike Hyndman, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. Mike Hyndman

    Mike Hyndman Guest

    A colleague has a Belkin wireless modem/router with 64 bit wep key in the
    same room as his HP wireless enabled laptop. He can connect to the Belkin
    no problem for a short period but then the laptop "drops" this connection
    and tries to connect to a much poorer unsecured wireless network in a
    neighbour's house.
    Is this a problem with the Belkin, the laptop or what? Is it possible for
    him to get his PC to ignore the other network?

    TIA
    Mike H
     
    Mike Hyndman, Jan 16, 2007
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  2. Hi



    Old WEP hardware can be unstable. If the hardware is WPA capable, it is
    better to use WPA.

    In order to avoid casual attempts to connect to the other Networks they
    should be removed from the WZC Wireless Networks leaving your Wireless only,
    http://www.ezlan.net/example/prefnet.jpg

    This might provide additional help as well, http://www.ezlan.net/faq#sudden

    Jack (MVP-Networking).


    "Mike Hyndman" <> wrote in message
    news:eoir29$bn9$1$...
    >A colleague has a Belkin wireless modem/router with 64 bit wep key in the
    >same room as his HP wireless enabled laptop. He can connect to the Belkin
    >no problem for a short period but then the laptop "drops" this connection
    >and tries to connect to a much poorer unsecured wireless network in a
    >neighbour's house.
    > Is this a problem with the Belkin, the laptop or what? Is it possible for
    > him to get his PC to ignore the other network?
    >
    > TIA
    > Mike H
    >
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Jan 16, 2007
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  3. Mike Hyndman

    Mike Hyndman Guest

    "Jack (MVP-Networking)." <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi
    >
    >
    >
    > Old WEP hardware can be unstable. If the hardware is WPA capable, it is
    > better to use WPA.


    Hello Jack,

    Many thanks, will give the above a try.
    >
    > In order to avoid casual attempts to connect to the other Networks they
    > should be removed from the WZC Wireless Networks leaving your Wireless
    > only, http://www.ezlan.net/example/prefnet.jpg


    Once removed they stay removed?
    >
    > This might provide additional help as well,
    > http://www.ezlan.net/faq#sudden


    Very interesting, particularly the bit about a cordless 'phone.

    Again, many thnks, much appreciated

    Regards

    Mike H
    >
    > "Mike Hyndman" <> wrote in message
    > news:eoir29$bn9$1$...
    >>A colleague has a Belkin wireless modem/router with 64 bit wep key in the
    >>same room as his HP wireless enabled laptop. He can connect to the Belkin
    >>no problem for a short period but then the laptop "drops" this connection
    >>and tries to connect to a much poorer unsecured wireless network in a
    >>neighbour's house.
    >> Is this a problem with the Belkin, the laptop or what? Is it possible for
    >> him to get his PC to ignore the other network?
    >>
    >> TIA
    >> Mike H
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Mike Hyndman, Jan 16, 2007
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