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Hewlett-packard / Media center 894c
September 9, 2009 at 04:00:35
Specs: Windows XP, P4 3.4GHz/1GB ram
The nieghbor's wifi I can get if I put the laptop right next to the window. I get -79 to -74 DB which is low to moderate with 11 to 32MBpS. the laptop is a hp pavilion zd8000 and has XP on it and and a G card (Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN) in it. It logs on games and what not fine at other locations. The windows firewall is off.

The nieghbor has a netgear WGR614v6 wireless g router.

I can't log on any game, goverment site, or SecondLife. the last two are the ones that really matter yhe games like savage, Halo demo, or Requiem: bloody mare (most likly the first two) would be nice

I can log in some browser based games and email sites, aka runescape, myspace, hotmail yes v.s. my sisters facebook and her college account no.

I can download anything at same speeds I get on a good cable line.

Is there a program that would scan the internet connection and tell me hat is being block at what port or at what lvl. Iam tsing networking class but either I am missing something or this is a new problem. I might be able get him to put me on the DMZ, but my pc is always on even though the always on dmz pc at my home has fewer bugs then my most heavly protect on and off pc, so I guess that is mre trying to ask him if would do that for me.

yes i know i need to open ports but there are most likly hundreds that I woud need to get open to fix everything and i would have reserch each one every time I want to get another log on working. Second life has 5-10 ports, my sisters work stuff is around looking at being around 30 ports.

I was looking for a better method that would get everything working.

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September 9, 2009 at 05:28:18
You are already fighting a losing battle if you have to put the laptop that close to the window. You might have to pay for your own connection.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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September 9, 2009 at 06:21:59
I not ike glued to the window cloe it is on the desk next it andthe signal is fine right there he as the same signal o hi aptop that is on the other side of hi house from the router. and since he cable line ends a on the othe side of his place the cable company wants to charge a arm and a leg to have it contined to our pace at the tail end of the street

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September 9, 2009 at 10:04:09
Buy a 50 or 100 ft. cat 5 cable & run it to his house.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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September 9, 2009 at 11:04:14
go to ShieldsUP! to do a port scan

Your neighbor may not want to open ports on the router since that puts them at more risk.

Some of those you mention, like facebook, use port 80 which we know is not blocked. You must be timing out due to poor connection.

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September 28, 2009 at 17:44:07
Okay I have a HP pavillion laptop with xp. We are connecting to the neighborhood WiFi that has a NETGEAR WGR614 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless Router. I can get to anything through the web browser fine, but can not log on any server like a game or an IM. However when my borther come with any other laptop. He is on a MMO in five seconds flat.

I want to be able to get on the chat server for my college and get on Second Life to do my programing.

I went to "shields up" and they say that all my ports are stealthed and my PC is so secure it might as well not exist, which for me is the case since the pc might as well not exist it is next to worthless.

I would like to open practically every blasted port so I can get work done. Yet I would like to know how this happen so that I can use it on another pc to make it super secure like this one is in the future.

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