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#1 Richard ken

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 10:56 PM

Yeah I need help with a problem; that problem is having to do with my DSL wireless signal. When I go online for awhile it starts dropping and slows down my speed and I have a feeling that someone might be using the same address of the DSL thing so can anyone offer me some advice and tell me that someone did it before and that it did not screw up his/her computer. Thanks for reading my problem.

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 08:48 AM

Are you using a wireless router? If so, do you have a security key? (WEP, WPA, etc.)

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 09:11 AM

yes I'm one of the wireless router and I don't know if I have a security key?

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 09:31 AM

Go into your router settings (it is different for each manufacturer) if you tell me which router you have, I can tell you how to see if you have a secuirty key or not. What a security key does, is it makes you type in a password to connect to a wireless network, you only need to enter it the first time you connect to the network, or when the password changes.

Example (this is hypothetical): I have a wireless network set up at my house. I just finished setting up the router. I set a WEP key of "mypassword23". I turn on my laptop and connect to the network, before it establishes the connection, it asks for a WEP key. I type in "mypassword23" and it allows me to use the internet. I type in the wrong key and it just doesn't let me connect.

So if you do not have a WEP key, anyone that is in range of your router can connect to it and use your internet and slow down your speed.


*Edit* You can also view logs about who/what connected to your router and what time they connected and disconnected.

Edited by xblindx, 26 November 2008 - 09:32 AM.


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Posted 26 November 2008 - 10:41 AM

Go into your router settings (it is different for each manufacturer) if you tell me which router you have, I can tell you how to see if you have a secuirty key or not. What a security key does, is it makes you type in a password to connect to a wireless network, you only need to enter it the first time you connect to the network, or when the password changes.

Example (this is hypothetical): I have a wireless network set up at my house. I just finished setting up the router. I set a WEP key of "mypassword23". I turn on my laptop and connect to the network, before it establishes the connection, it asks for a WEP key. I type in "mypassword23" and it allows me to use the internet. I type in the wrong key and it just doesn't let me connect.

So if you do not have a WEP key, anyone that is in range of your router can connect to it and use your internet and slow down your speed.


*Edit* You can also view logs about who/what connected to your router and what time they connected and disconnected.

Can I really do that I'm not the main router I'm just a wireless receiver using USB wireless lan?

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 12:00 PM

Where is the main roouter which is connected to the Internet?

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 12:31 PM

Where is the main roouter which is connected to the Internet?

My main router is at my brothers room while I'm using the computer in the Living room and the wire that connects the main router and the telephone line is between these two rooms.

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 12:53 PM

Well since you ate sharing a connection, ask your brother when the Internet is slow if he is downloading something.

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 03:57 PM

Well since you ate sharing a connection, ask your brother when the Internet is slow if he is downloading something.

Yeah my brother is never home I'm basically the only one that using it in daytime so I don't know whats the problem.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 09:47 PM

Yeah can i check other ppl time thing since im one of the wireless connector?

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 09:50 PM

Go into your router settings (it is different for each manufacturer) if you tell me which router you have, I can tell you how to see if you have a secuirty key or not. What a security key does, is it makes you type in a password to connect to a wireless network, you only need to enter it the first time you connect to the network, or when the password changes.

So if you do not have a WEP key, anyone that is in range of your router can connect to it and use your internet and slow down your speed.
You can also view logs about who/what connected to your router and what time they connected and disconnected.

Is the main router suppose to have three antenna and if it is my is an Airlink 101 MIMO technology.

Edited by Richard ken, 16 February 2009 - 09:54 PM.





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