Wireless Problems

  Mr "B" 19:31 24 Mar 06
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Can anyone help with this problem. I have a netgear wireless router and a wireless laptop and when i turn the laptop off and leave it overnite when i turn it on the next day there is no wireless connection found. I then have to connect it with a cable to the router and go on to the internet in that way, then i go into my netgear wireless settings - set up access list - to find that there can be up to 50 or more wireless connections which say username UNKNOWN and MAC address will read STOP STOP STOP. Its not until i delete these and apply that it will then search my wireless network and find it and then i can disconnect and i am wireless again - this has happened everyday for the last three days.

  Danoh 19:56 24 Mar 06

What security have you setup on your wireless network?

  Mr "B" 20:02 24 Mar 06

changed the ssid also turned on the access setting to only allow certain computers which i have given the mac address, but i done all this weeks ago and its been fine until this week where its all gone wrong

  ade.h 20:06 24 Mar 06

So no WPA or even WEP then?

It's conceivable that this behaviour could be caused by someone using and tampering with your network. It's this thing about 50+ connections that smells fishy to me, though your description of it is a bit vague for me to be certain.

  Danoh 20:10 24 Mar 06

Password protected the login to your Router's Config settings?

  Mr "B" 20:12 24 Mar 06

sorry for being vague, i'm not very good at explaining. As soon as i delete one of these unknown things they all get deleted so i don;t have to do them individually. I haven,t set the security WPA or WEP, i know its daft but i;m not very clued up with pc's and that setting confused me so i left it.

  Mr "B" 20:13 24 Mar 06

I'm password protected so you can't access my wireless settings.

  ade.h 20:19 24 Mar 06

Anyone with the cracking software and a bit of nous could connect to your open network and get past that config password if they wanted to.

  Mr "B" 20:23 24 Mar 06

so basically what your saying is that its worth setting more security on my wireless connection, would this solve this problem i have though? Thing is,why doesn't it show the mac address in the settings if someone is trying to tap in to my network.

  Mr "B" 20:23 24 Mar 06

so basically what your saying is that its worth setting more security on my wireless connection, would this solve this problem i have though? Thing is,why doesn't it show the mac address in the settings if someone is trying to tap in to my network.

  Danoh 20:33 24 Mar 06

Does your netgear router have an option to keep security logs? That will list out accesses to your wireless network as well.

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