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needed advice on networking. i have bought a new d-link wifi router. is
there any way i could prevent others in the neighbourhood from using my
account? i assume that they can use.
thanks


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Use WPA security with a strong passphrase.  (Nothing else needed.)

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thanks for the reply john, but how do i do that?

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Use diceware to generate your passphrase.
Enable WPA-PSK in the router with that passphrase.
Enable WPA-PSK in your computer with that passphrase.
See wikis below for more information.


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thanks a lot john. i'll try and let ya know how it goes.
roohbir
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deep trouble mate. help needed. i tried what u advised but have lost
all connection to the router; it aint sendin any signal at all. i can't
even access the configuration page that i could earlier.
any way i could reverse all that i did?
roohbir
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What OS are you using? In Windows XP, right click on the wireless icon
in the System Tray and select "View available networks" - you may have to
click on "refresh" to see what's out there. Can you see your router (WAP)?
In linux, you can run iwlist to see what networks are out there. If the
router is totally hosed you'll have to make a wired connection to the
router and bring up the router's web interface to see what the wireless
configuration/problems are. As a last resort, you can reset the router to
the factory defaults and start over.

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i am using xp. there is no available network on the list. i tried
resetting the router but didn't get any response or anything? or even
if i can just work with my cable modem coz even from there i don't get
a signal if  i try with a cable. although all the indicators show it is
working properly.
anything else that i might try? would be very thankful.
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1. Perform a hardware reset on the router, as described in the manual.

2. Try a cabled connection to the router.

If those things don't work, it may need to be replaced.


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thanks for the reply john, but how do i do that?

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roohbir wrote:
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Many resources on the web.  Ok here is some episodes from Steve
Gibson's weekly SecurityNow:

Bad Wifi Security:

Audio: http://media.grc.com/sn/SN-011.mp3
Transcript: http://www.grc.com/sn/SN-011.htm

Unbreakable WiFi Security:

Audio: http://media.grc.com/sn/SN-013.mp3
Transcript: http://www.grc.com/sn/SN-013.htm

-aljuahni


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Known to security professionals as SecurityRubbish.

Gibson is a security-wannbe with no real training, background, or
understanding.

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John Navas      FAQ for Wi-Fi:  <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi
           Wi-Fi How To:  <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_HowTo
Fixes to Wi-Fi Problems:  <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_Fixes

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On Thu, 24 Aug 2006 11:32:16 -0700, roohbir wrote:

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Use WPA/CCMP/AES encryption with a random 63 character passphrase.


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Half that length is more than enough.

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Best regards,   FAQ for Wireless Internet: <http://Wireless.wikia.com
John Navas      FAQ for Wi-Fi:  <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi
           Wi-Fi How To:  <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_HowTo
Fixes to Wi-Fi Problems:  <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_Fixes

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and you have to make sure that each device will support the encryption you
choose....
my D-link router will only  lists WPA personal or Enterprise

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That's everything short of WPA2.

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Best regards,   FAQ for Wireless Internet: <http://Wireless.wikia.com
John Navas      FAQ for Wi-Fi:  <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi
           Wi-Fi How To:  <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_HowTo
Fixes to Wi-Fi Problems:  <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_Fixes

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which one the personal or the enterprise?????
The spec sheet says will supporet WPA or WPA2 but that is not how it shows
up in the configuration page..
Thanks

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You need a RADIUS server for WPA/WPA2 Enterprise, which is hard to
justify on a home or small office network.  An alternative is Radiuz
<http://radiuz.org (private, not public), but I can't vouch for it.

WPA/WPA2 Personal is OK with a strong passphrase, although it should be
changed from time to time, especially if you've shared it with a guest.



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Best regards,   FAQ for Wireless Internet: <http://Wireless.wikia.com
John Navas      FAQ for Wi-Fi:  <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi
           Wi-Fi How To:  <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_HowTo
Fixes to Wi-Fi Problems:  <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_Fixes

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Hmmm.
Have you read the manual or CD came with the router?

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