Sorry to get back to you so late. I had decided to give my password to my neighbor afterall. She is truly trustworthy, there is no need for her to break into my computer, and she does not have the advanced knowledge about computers like the hackers do.
That said, there is a new problem. She still cannot connect to my network, and that is what I want to know from you or any other person having solid knowledge of networking -- why can she not connect when she has my password??
Is it possible that my network name (SSID) and the password are linked to my computers' IP addresses? In other words, only my computers can connect to the network and no other computer? If so, what can I do to remedy the situation?
My computers use Windows XP, the router is Netgear, my encryption is WEP 64 bit. My neighbor has a Mac laptop. That is all I can tell you. My networking knowledge is really poor. So you have to guide me through every step of the way. In fact, if it is too technical or complicated, I have decided to ask her to take her own broadband connection and I shall pay her bill until she recovers from her financial crisis.
By the way, I have saved a code marked as Key1. I was told by the Netgear Tech Rep (when he helped me to set up my wireless network) to save the the code carefully as that would be needed in case I needed to reset the wireless network or wanted to change anything in it. Could that be handy in this case?
Any help from any individual will be highly appreciated.
Edited by Shoban Sen, 09 November 2007 - 04:23 PM.