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Solved: can a wired router be violated?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by nichos, Nov 6, 2009.

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  1. etaf

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    so the wireless light is now OFF, was on and flashing before
    do you have wireless on any machine ? if so
    see if you can see your router wirelss signal
     
  2. nichos

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    the LED never came on from the day I build the PC & only have my one PC.
     
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    Just to go back again to the beginning
    and compared to page 2-8 of the manual I posted
    What lights are flashing with your PC OFF ?

    not sure which way up you have the box

    but the i light is internet and will flash GREEN if activitity data transfering
    light each side
    One is the wireless light - which is ON or OFF
    the other is a test light tick mark which should be ON or OFF
     
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    Sorry, originally what scared me was, with the Netgear router switched ON, its flashing lites, the "i"=internet & the one below it is the wireless, with the PC switched OFF.
     
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    OK - so thats what we thought
    and we have suggested ways to turn the wireless OFF

    i then asked on post #14
    and you replied
    So does the wireless LED come on at all now ?

    and is it actuall flashing or a reflection or spill from another light
     
  6. nichos

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    etaf,

    I must have completele confused you.

    Forgeting everything said so far, I have been happily using this PC & the AOL BBand with the router they gave me for 2-3 yrs.

    By chance one day (2-3 wwks ago), the PC was switched OFF but the router was left Switched ON, & I noticed 2 router lites flashing, but not the "i" & "#2"(my PC's ADSL) as when I am downloading thngs.

    This happened when I left the router ON, & Is not doing it now because it is not left ON.

    So if my PC was OFF & the router was active, I became concerned whether the router was wireles after all, & an outsider was using it.

    Because of my ignorance on these things I confused everybody and am now closing this discushion.

    Very many thanks fro trying to help me.

    Regards, .......nick
     
  7. etaf

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    OK - so if you are happy now - can you mark solved - button at top of your first post
    (y)
     
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