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Wireless Encryption help!

Hi all!

I'm hoping someone here can help me with a problem I'm having trying to encrypt my wireless network.

I currently have it running unencrypted with no problems at all. In case you need to know to help me, I have changed the SSID to something random and broadcasting of this name is disabled. I have changed the default admin passwords, and I have also set it up so to only permit connection with MAC codes allowing only the two computers here to connect. Also, just so you know, I am using a Linksys WAG354G and linksys wireless network cards. My ISP is Orange/Wanadoo/freeserve.

The problem I'm having is trying to encrypt using (preferably) WPA or WEP. As soon as I enable security using either of these I can connect at all. I have tried using the Windows wireless connection windows to set this up an accurately copied the same encryption key to both computers and the router settings. Group Key Renewal is set at 3600 if its important to you.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can sort this out?

While I'm on the subject, it sometimes takes 10 mins for one of my computers to connect even though the wireless connection utility I have seems to see the signal quickly. Is it purely a distance from the router issue?

If you need any other settings or information please ask as I am completely baffled by this although I suspect I'm missing something simple!



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About SSID

In reply to: Wireless Encryption help!

"changed the SSID to something random and broadcasting of this name is disabled."

This continues to create income and feed "Tech." He sees no reason for me to share that not all systems work with SSID disabled.

He's told me he hopes the pundits keep offering that advice.


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Thanks Bob!

In reply to: About SSID

I have tried enabled SSID broadcast on my network and I can now encrypt it! I have also disabled using MAC codes but I'm about to see if it works with that now.


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Nod nod...

In reply to: Thanks Bob!

Best of continued (self made) luck,


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