Wireless internet & network Questions

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  1. VIOLATION

    VIOLATION west coast > east coast

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    Ok, so if i'm running a wireless router, how can i tell if there are other people pirating my signal?

    On a related note, for some reason, i cant seem to hook up my computer to my roommates' computers. the two of them are linked, and i can get online, but i cant get on the network to share files. my computer will show up on my roommate's, but they cannot access my computer. i cant even see them from my computer. (win xp, used network setup wizard).

    any comments welcome. thx..
     
  2. MySunRoofWorks

    MySunRoofWorks INCONCEIVABLE!

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    I'd like to know also, although I don't think I have much to worry about in my area.... I'm assuming you made sure the work group is the same, and I think you can uncheck internetfirewall from the network settings... ummm can't think of anything else... good luck.
     
  3. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    1. Enable logs on wireless router.

    2. Get a network analyzer like Ethereal.
     
  4. YelloWRX

    YelloWRX Sonic Yellow...Bitch!

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    why not register valid MACs on the network?
     
  5. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    :werd:

    as for the filesharing problem - you did remember to share some directories right?
     
  6. VIOLATION

    VIOLATION west coast > east coast

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    what is a valid MAC and how do i register it?

    they should at least see my shared folder.
     
  7. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    MAC is a physical address on the network card in hex.

    if u go to start -> run -> cmd <enter>
    then type ipconfig /all u will find out ur mac address

    Code:
    Ethernet adapter Shaw Connection:
    
            Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : va.shawcable.net
            Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Adapter
    
            Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-6E-2B-9B-DA
            Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
            Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
            IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
            Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
            Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
            DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
            DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 24.69.255.195
                                                24.69.255.212
            Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : September 22, 2003 4:04:22 AM
            Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : September 23, 2003 4:04:22 AM
    
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-6E-2B-9B-DA thats ur mac
     
  8. aphoric

    aphoric Even if god did exist, it would be necessary to ab

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    You should have a setting for MAC filtering, also, if you are paranoid, WEP will make you at ease, unless you are freaky paranoid. File sharing should be a snap... Also, are you using DHCP? THat would make all your local machines on the same subnet, kinda importatn to file sharing... Umm, make sure the folder is really shared, XP is weird.
     
  9. VIOLATION

    VIOLATION west coast > east coast

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    dunno what DHCP is. I found the Physical Address.. and I know that is my mac. But what now? How do I validate them?
     
  10. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    Depends on your hardware - my old WAP didn't have the ability to do this but my new one has an area called MAC something (can't remember) where it lets you enter the MAC addresses of trusted devices.

    Check your manual or on the manufacturer's website.
     
  11. maddtension

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    To find out who is connected to my wireless ap I check the DHCP clients table. I'm using a linksys wireless router with DHCP enabled (DHCP is the default behavior for most AP's). Basically anyone who gets an IP from my AP via DHCP is listed in the table. So far I haven't had any intruders. If you have a linksys AP, connect to your AP's webagent and click on the DHCP tab, there should be a button the says "DHCP Client's Table", this may also work for other AP's.
     

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