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Windows Wireless Networking - logon to prefered network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by loneharanguar, Jul 23, 2006.

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  1. loneharanguar

    loneharanguar Thread Starter

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    I have a wireless network in my house. This week my neighbour got one too. Now when my laptop boots, it tries to log on to my neighbours network first!

    I have listed my network as the first one on the list of preferred networks. I have even removed my neighbours network from the list. Nothing seems to work.

    I really don't like disconnecting from my neighbours network prior to logging on my own.

    Any ideas?
    Mike
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Is it still set to connect to "any" network?

    What utility are you using to manage the connection?
     
  3. loneharanguar

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    What do you mean about is it still connecting to any net? I'm using win xp's utilities to manage the network connection.
     
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    "What do you mean about is it still connecting to any net?"

    Actually I said "any" network. Some utilities default to connect to any ol' network that is in range (e.g., your neighbor's). I don't recall whether Windows' WZC defaults to this.

    Make sure that your adapter's utility is not also running--if it is it could be connecting behind your back.
     
  5. loneharanguar

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    Thanks for the advice... The network stopped connecting all together. I then went and examined the settings for the linksys router. My WEP key values had changed! How I do not know. The log files did not show any suspicious IP addresses, there has been no changes in any of the machines on the network.

    Correcting the WEP values and I am able to recconect. It still connects to my neighbour on occasion. You would think that XP would have a setting to connect to a particular network, and no others...

    Thanks for your help,
    Mike
     
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    "You would think that XP would have a setting to connect to a particular network, and no others..."

    If you mean the WZC utility it DOES have that capability. Did you make sure your adapter's utility is not also running?
     
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    Try removing your neighbor's network from the list entirely. Also, you may want to try changing the channel on your wireless router.
     
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