Posted 20 January 2006 - 01:45 AM
1. You have to set up the same encryption on each PC that will join your network. There will be software installed on each PC that has a wireless NIC and you use that to enter the appropriate SSID and encryption key/passphrase. (In some cases SSID may set up automatically).
2. No guest accounts, or indeed any other accounts, it's just a list of allowed MAC addresses. (The MAC address is an unique number associated with the physical hardware of any network card. In theory no two network cards, and therefore PCs, can have the same MAC address). You have to add your guest to the list the first time but from then on you won't have to do anything. Backup the router configuration in case it gets reset by accident.
Edited by Rimmer, 20 January 2006 - 01:47 AM.
Soltek QBIC, Pentium 4 3.0GHz, 512MB RAM, 200GB SATA HDD, ATI Radeon 9600XT 256MB, Netgear 54Mb/s WAP, ridiculously expensive Satellite Broadband
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