Router, laptops and secure networks

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?QW5keQ==?=, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. Hi,
    Previously used an old laptop with a belkin usb stick for wireless
    connection to Belkin DSL modem router. Now added a new Dell laptop which is
    wireless enabled. However only get wireless connection when security (WEP /
    WPA etc ) is disabled. Have checked my DHCP list and have 'unknown' computers
    identified on my network (the neighbours?!).

    Could it be a network management issue - conflicting software 'managing' the
    wireless network?? I have found a prog called Broadcom on my laptop which may
    be involved.

    Any ideas appreciated.

    HNY
    Andy.
     
    =?Utf-8?B?QW5keQ==?=, Jan 1, 2006
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?QW5keQ==?=

    Jack Guest

    Hi
    If your security is off it is not surprise that you found your neighbors in
    the DHCP list, might be that even they are unaware that their Wireless is
    logging to your Network.
    As for configuring your security setting, may be this can Help.
    Wireless Security - http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Security.html
    Jack (MVP-Networking).Jack (MVP-Networking).

    "Andy" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi,
    > Previously used an old laptop with a belkin usb stick for wireless
    > connection to Belkin DSL modem router. Now added a new Dell laptop which
    > is
    > wireless enabled. However only get wireless connection when security (WEP
    > /
    > WPA etc ) is disabled. Have checked my DHCP list and have 'unknown'
    > computers
    > identified on my network (the neighbours?!).
    >
    > Could it be a network management issue - conflicting software 'managing'
    > the
    > wireless network?? I have found a prog called Broadcom on my laptop which
    > may
    > be involved.
    >
    > Any ideas appreciated.
    >
    > HNY
    > Andy.
    >
     
    Jack, Jan 1, 2006
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