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.