Is anyone outside using my wifi connection?

February 24, 2010 at 06:12:54
Specs: Windows XP, 1.6g / 512m
Morning all, I don't particually have any neighbours that would use my wifi but last night I noticed my activily light on my modem was blinking with all my computers off. My router It's not secured (which I am working on now) but my question is how do I know if anyone is using my wifi connection?
Many thanks...

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#1
February 24, 2010 at 06:54:28
Go into the web interface of the router & look at the DHCP list.

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#2
February 25, 2010 at 02:57:05
Finnaly got my DI-524 Router reset and it doesn't like the PPPoE setting. I am using DSL and thought this was the setting.
Seems to be working fine on the (default) Dynamic IP address setting which is listed for Cable users.
Is it ok to leave it on this or is there something else Ishould do?
Many thanks...

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#3
February 25, 2010 at 06:53:27
If it's working, leave it.

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#4
February 25, 2010 at 07:36:07
I would recommend using WPA encryption on your wireless network and a complex password. Regardless of whether you have close neighbours or not, if you're concerned about someone connecting to your WLAN, this is the best way to prevent it.

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#5
February 25, 2010 at 07:48:14
Yes, I think I'm going to leave the WAN Setting alone.

I will take CurtR's suggestion and set up the WPA encry'n and password it. Is there a tutorial for this router, never done this before?


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#6
February 25, 2010 at 15:13:17
WPA is really good plus you can use MAC filtering on top of any encryption. It's an extra layer of protection.

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#7
February 25, 2010 at 18:06:53
Found basic tutorial and password the di-524 router. Used the WPA feature and Copmuters operating ok.

Problem; Booted up laptop, located router and entered password. Laptop connected fine but is "unable to connect to server"

Any suggestions please, Many thanks.


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#8
February 26, 2010 at 02:56:53
Finally got my D-Link Router (DI-524) Reset and followed a short tutorial to selected WPA mode and entered a password. My two towers that are hard wired to the router are operating normally.

I started the laptop (which has always worked perfectly) and searched for new wireless, located my router and entered the password, the icon on the taskbar showed it was looking and finally it connected.

IE or Firefox couldn't find server, unable to open the page.

Opened connections, LAN settings and it showed the Auto Detect Settings is checked. IPconfig it didn't show an IP address. Tried pinging 192.168.0.1 with no luck.

I remember once before in a motel having been given the password I was unable to connect and ended up connecting via a ethernet cable and then it worked fine so I am hoping it's just a setting in my laptop that someone could help me with.

Many thanks...


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#9
February 26, 2010 at 07:28:32
I changed the setup from WPA to WEP and now laptop works fine. Do I need drivers or is there a special set up I need to do.

The motel I mentioned in my last post was probably using WPA so it would be nice to figure this out.

Many thanks for any help...


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#10
February 26, 2010 at 14:34:43
You don't need any drivers but use MAC filtering if you are going to use WEP.

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#11
February 26, 2010 at 15:44:15
odds are your wireless nic is older and doesnt support wpa or wpa2

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#12
February 28, 2010 at 11:37:31
Would it not support it even though there is a WPA and WPA2 drop-downs to select it.


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#13
February 28, 2010 at 11:41:34
DHCP/Advanced/Filters; it shows IP Filters is checked.

URL blocking, MAC Filters and Domain Blocking are all unchecked.

Do any of these need to be changed to enable the laptop to access the WPA.

Thanks...


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#14
March 1, 2010 at 13:07:12
Sorry guys, seem to have wore this thread out, I will post it in the form of another question, get some new blood.....
Thanks

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#15
March 1, 2010 at 14:06:04
If it's not solved after 14 posts, you probably need someone locally to help you.

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#16
March 1, 2010 at 19:31:26
9 of those posts were mine asking for help.
Problem solved from another forum.

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#17
March 2, 2010 at 06:45:55
I'm glad it was solved. Don't tell us how. Why would we want to know that?

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