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dumbgirl

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I finally got my new broadband connection with a wireless router between my roomie and I. We have a third room mate who decided that he didn't want broadband but he seems to be using it. And abusing it too cuz the connection goes mad slow whenever he's in, it's crazy. He must be downloading constantly. He denies it though. There might be a 4th person from next door or something also using it cuz the 4 lights are on on it. Anyone know how to block other people from accessing it?
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brianmil0923

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Hey dumbgirl,

What is the make and model of your wireless router?
You want to make sure you have the latest firmware/drivers for your router.

Next, read the following article and follow the instructions.

Let me know how you make out :tazz:

Edited by brianmil0923, 21 October 2005 - 12:58 PM.

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Thats a nice General Security Info link brianmil0923 - I think I will steal it from you, for some of my posts... when I dont feel like typing anymore :tazz:
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I do suggest that you place will have MAC address filtering activated in your router. make sure that all mac addresses of the wired and wireless computer that you want to be a part of your network be placed into the router.
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My router is a belkin one. Have to wait now till my room mate comes to do the network security thing cuz the router's in his room. Will let you know how it goes. Thanx you guys!
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Uh,........ why is the router in the roomies room? It's yours, correct?

I'd fix that first..............
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I have 2 room mates. One wants broadband, the other doesn't. So me and the other dude are sharing. I have a wireless laptop, he doesn't so the best way I thought to share was to put the router in his room. Makes sense to me!
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First of all the link to the "article" posted by brianmil0923 says it all.

Doesn't matter where the router is. You can keep it in your room and your roomate can use a long ethernet cable and take the connection from your room.
Thats besides the point. You don't have to anything physically with the router. All you need to do is login in to the router config page. (usually 192.168.0.1) if it isn't that it is usually your subnet.

Every nic (ethernet adapter/network interface card) has a specific MAC address. Now you can set your router such that only specific (i.e. you and your roomie) MAC addresses can access it.

Also enable WEP and use a password (keep the password between you and your roomie).

If you get onto your router anytime and find any MAC address connected to it that is not yours or your roomates, instantly add those MAC addresses to a block/deny/blacklist list of the router.

cheers

not_napster.

- These p2p/torrent using roomates can be one real pain.
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That's why if she's having a problem w/roomate hogging bandwidth, she should have sole access to the router, so when she makes those router settings, they won't be "accidentally reset" by the upset roomie that is hogging the bandwidth when they find out you've cut into their downloading abilities. But that's jmo................
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lol my [bleep] apt.mates used to just come into my room and reset the [bleep] router. Used to always get a "connection timed out" when I used to try to browse any website, i.e. when my roomies used to have the [bleep] p2ps running. *sigh*

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