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Adding A New Computer To A Secured Internet Source From A Wireless Router


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#1 Dr. Joe

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 03:52 PM

Hi everyone. In my home we have a Netgear wireless router and a cable modem attached to it. I recently just got the new dell 1720 with the best wireless card you can get on it. A few months back some computer guy did something that only allows the computers in my house to access the internet. Now i have no idea how to add my new computer into it. Theres no password thing either. It just says you cant have access. Anybody have any suggestions? :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 03:57 PM

It sounds like the 'computer guy' turned on MAC address filtering in the router. Here is a very nice article from CNET Australia on setting up a wireless network. It should give enough information for you to add the new computer to the wireless.
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Posted 22 July 2007 - 04:22 PM

Its a good website but i still cant figure out what to do....any more suggestions

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 04:33 PM

If you have the manual, there should be a section of mac address filtering. Here is what I found at Netgears' web site.

The specifics seem to be on page 53 and 54 of this PDF manual, however it might not be your exact router manual.
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Posted 22 July 2007 - 05:42 PM

got it to work....thank you so much

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 06:05 PM

Thank You from bleeping computer.
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