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a linksys router jamming the other one


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Xent

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I live in a town house and im sharing internet with my friend that lives beside me. I fixed his computer once so he gave me permission to connect to his unsecure wireless network. He has a linksys router (54mbps WEP/WPA disabled) and i dont have problems connecting to it, but not until another neighbor had a wireless network set up. That neigbor also has a linksys router which is WEP/WPA enabled. Sometimes i believe jams my connection to my friend. Ussually i can connect with no problems especially at midnight. But during afternoons i get disconnected or my friend's network disappears. When i try to reconnect, my friends unsecure linksys network disappears but it displays the one that is secure. And if i keep refreshing or repairing(im using the windows wireless connection program) sometimes my friend's network appears but i cant connect to it, instead it says "limited or no connectivity".

I found a solution to it by just restarting windows. But i dont want to keep restarting it just to reconnect. Is there another way? Is there something i can do so i can only "see" the unsecured network? I can't touch my friends router or computer because its too much to ask and actually we are not that really close. I can only do something here in my laptop.

thanks
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Get with your friend and change the channel the wireless is sending to a different channel. Secure the wireless by MAC addresses. So his access point is secured and you have access to it.
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yes just switch channel or put a 64bit encryption on it.

Rik
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i reccomend 128bit its more secure.

talk to ur neighbour and ask if u can all share the same wireless network
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