Help in configuring my wireless network

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have Windows XP, home edition.

    I have configured my wireless network multiple times, deleted it, and
    started again and ALWAYS get the same problem. No one has been able to tell
    me what to do to fix it.

    I have my own secure (wep encrypted) connection. When I power up my
    computer, it automatically connects to my neighbor's open connection.

    When I disconnect from this.. and check the properties for my own connection
    the boxes say:

    the connection is manual, not automatic (inspite of the fact that the
    "connect to this automatically box is checked.

    the security encryption shows: DISABLED.

    So I change the encryption to WEP, close that box and force the system to
    disconnect from the open system. It finds my secure connection and makes me
    enter the WEP encryption code again.

    HOW do I

    a. stop my computer from automatically connecting to my neighbor's
    connection (which is NOT on my list of connections.?

    b. make my computer automatically connect to my system? (that is, what can
    I do that I'm not already doing?)
    Guest, Oct 29, 2005
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  2. Guest

    __spc__ Guest

    Sounds like you both have the same SSID?? Change yours if it is the same.

    On the NIC properties, Wireless Networks tab, remove all networks. Then add
    a new one by typing in the SSID of your network. On the advanced button,
    make sure 'Automatically connect to non-preferred networks' is NOT checked.
    __spc__, Oct 29, 2005
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thank you for responding.

    1.I don't see a advanced button to uncheck with the automatically connect to
    non-preffered networks, so I can't check that.

    2. I STILL cannot force my connection to become an automatica connection
    and NOT disable the WEP all the time.

    Guest, Oct 30, 2005
  4. Guest

    Carol Guest

    did you try changing the ssid (name of your wireless network)? When you do
    that you should be able to see both networks in your properties/wireless
    networks. Then you can remove your neighbors and make sure yours is the only
    one listed in the preferred networks.
    Carol, Nov 1, 2005
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I've deleted and re-entered my network numerous times. the ssid is grayed
    out after I make the network, so simply changing the name isn't an option.

    And the neighbor's network DOESN'T SHOW UP at all in my preferred networks.
    In fact, it only shows occasionally when I click the VIEW NETWORKS button.
    And when it shows up, it immediately connects to it.

    So, since I can't make my own network automatic, and can't make my computer
    NOT connect to this other network... and nobody can help me do so... is this
    a problem for other people using MS XP???

    When you do
    Guest, Nov 1, 2005
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest


    Try using the client configuration utilities that came with your wireless
    nic and stop using the XPs "Wireless Zero Config".

    Profile your network (SSID and WEP or WAP) and set it as default.

    You should connect to the default profile each time.

    This worked for me.


    Guest, Nov 1, 2005
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