wireless issue

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  1. Mac

    Mac It varies from season to season, kid. OT Supporter

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    i reformatted my system and installed my drivers for my wireless adapter and tried to connect to my home network but it wont connect...it just gives me the usual bullshit (getting IP.etc) and never connects. however, if i remove the WPA key from the router and then connect, theres no problem...its ridiculous. anyway, is there a way to secure my router so only my pc can connect wirelessly to stop intruders on the network other then using the WPA encryption? i dont feel lie wrestling with this shit anymore
     
  2. deusexaethera

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    Yes. Tell your router that only one IP address is allowed to connect: yours.

    That won't stop people with the right equipment from reading the data you send over the wireless, though. It'll just stop people with a normal computer and no mad-skills from getting on your network.
     
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    Mac It varies from season to season, kid. OT Supporter

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    gotcha, that should work out fine. i dont think theres anyone in range with any computer skill at all so this should be fine.
     
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    why not figure out what the problem really is? (probably the WPA key would be a good place to start)
     
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    you sure you installed the right drivers for the adapter?
    try setting a different wpa key

    mac address filtering is what deusexaethra is talking about. it won't hurt. i think thats probably your best option, even though it's not a decently secure lockout like wpa is
     
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    It will prevent anybody from connecting to his network so long as his computer is already online, but yeah, it's not security in the traditional sense. It's not locking the door, it's just making the room so small that there isn't room for you AND a thief at the same time. That said, for a quick halfassed solution, it fits the bill.
     
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  8. Mac

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    i tried everything to fix the problem. yes i have the correct drivers for my adaptor. i tried changing the key and then reconnecting with no success...D-Link FTMFL!
     
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