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Re: Problem solved!

11/29/2004 10:46 AM
SpeedRacer Re: Problem solved!
1 - your pc is wicked kewl!  
2 - all about WEP, better and more accurately explained than I could ever manage. ;)  
basically yes, the key encrypts data on the wireless segment. MAC filtering is one of the best ways to keep the 'evil doers' off of your lan. ;)
11/29/2004 12:19 PM

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11/29/2004 8:34 PM
Steve A.
MAC questions
    So I just need to list the MAC number for the wireless adaptor plugged into my notebook? Or do I need to list the MAC number for the wireless router as well?  
    I believe that there are two separate lists of MAC numbers- one to allow those computers onto your wireless network and the other to prevent the listed computers from accessing the internet! :(  
    Here's the link for accessing Linksys routers:  
Steve Ahola  
P.S. Maybe I don't have everything set up properly yet but this wireless network has been a total flake! In the same room as the wireless router, my notebook will sometimes connect and sometimes not connect. One minute the network is broadcasting loud and clear, the next minute it seems to be down.
11/30/2004 6:17 AM
The other wireless in your area may be affecting your connectivity to bounce the connection like that. Just a thought.  
Turn off your wireless router and see if your laptop can connect to the other wireless system, if they don't have a WEP key installed you may be able to surf free on them :)
11/30/2004 7:36 AM

That's a private IP number. see below.
11/30/2004 1:13 PM
you need to list the MACs of any device that is allowed to connect to the switch/WAP/router.. That would be the NIC on the direct connected hosts, and the MAC of the wireless card on the wireless hosts. If you chain the switches (WAP to switch to PC with MAC filtering on the WAP for ex) the WAP will need the MAC of the switch as well as the hosts connected to it. Luckily you only have 5 hosts.. :)  
The linksys URL is a private IP address - that only works inside of your network. If you go into configure, you can see the external (public) IP that got assigned from your ISP. There are 4 main private IP blocks: , 10.x.x.x (/8 or "class A") 172.16.x.x (/12 - 16 class B's) and 192.168.x.x (/16 or 256 class C's) additionally there is the block that was allocated to Microsoft which IIRC is  
Those first three are useable via NAT by anyone, anywhere.. for ex, every linksys WAP sold has a 192.168.x.x network behind it - and they don't conflict with each other. That's the beauty of it.  
sounds like you're having reception issues.. not sure of the best fix there. Try running on the different available channels. If you have a cordless phone, try unplugging it. They can interfere. If running XP disable the Wireless Zero Configuration. (services-->change startup to manual and then stop the service)
12/1/2004 10:10 PM
Steve A.
I may be scrapping the wireless crap...
    $499 for a notebook computeró how could I say no??? ;) I may be giving it to my brother for a Christmas present (he has NO computer so there is no need for a wireless adaptor/network). So I may just box up the wireless stuff and bring it back for a refund.  
Steve Ahola

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