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Connecting to a wireless Network


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matthewhirst

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Hey, this is my first ever post in 'Networking'
I have a slight problem, my computers wireless stick finds 2 wireless networks my own 'NETGEAR' security enabled, and my best friend's who lives next to me 'Zoom' unsecured network so i always have acess to it no matter what
I can connect to my home one with no trouble weather it be day or not, my neighbor leaves there wireless on, on at night, when mine gets turned off so i can use theres to talk and chill. I can connect easy on my laptop to it as well as my own
When i come to connecting on my computer it says 'connected' then when i open a web page to browse it has the little red cross there, and the connection has gone, why is this? What can i do to stop it?

I'm running windows home premium ( The same as my laptop which connects all the time ) my wireless stick is a Micra Digital 802.11g Wireless USB adapter. It also works all the time on my windows xp pc

Thanks in advance.
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You do realise it's a criminal offence in most jurisdictions to use somebody else's wireless network in this fashion, a term called "piggybacking"?
Why does your wireless get turned off at night?
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didn't even know lol, even if he has gave me permission?
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