Joined: Oct 06, 2006 Posts: 855 Location: Baton Rouge, LA Status: Offline
Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:58 pm Post subject:
Sometimes if you try MAC address lock access instead of encription it works better. MAC address lock keeps the goonies out too...
I run strickly wireless at my house. 2 desktops and 2 laptops..... _________________
Joined: Jan 11, 2007 Posts: 83 Location: west palm beach fl Status: Offline
Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 2:01 am Post subject:
Theres several range extenders you can use with that dlink, just go to circuit city or someplace and youll find them. Ive read of real cheap ones you can make with like pringles cans that work as good or better though heh. BTW what is between your router and your computer cause i believe anything with a strong em field (like a microwave) can disrupt it. I have the dl 514 i think and it just randomly drops like that too, try just unplugging it for a few minutes and plug it back in 4 out of 5 times that fixed it, the others i did the reconfigure.
if any of that makes sense to you, your a bloody genius heh.
Hope things work out Hammer. My one and only time I used wireless was with Linksys. I tried the Linksys WRT54GS wireless with speedboost. What I didn't know is that I bought a defective router. I couldn't get passed 11mbps. It dropped dead after 1 day. So I crawled around in my attic and hardwired everything. Pain yes, but worth it to me.
Joined: Oct 06, 2006 Posts: 321 Location: Strangled, pounced, boomed, hit with concrete and somehow on fire with pipe bomb under me Status: Offline
Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:16 pm Post subject:
Different routers have various issues with encryption. Make sure you have the latest firmware for the router and newest drivers for the card. MAC filtering is always a good idea with wireless, but without encryption someone war driving or possibly even a next door neighbor can pick up on everything you do even if they can't get an address on your network.
If you can't use encryption, get your connection working and filtered mac's, then there should be somewhere in the settings that allows you to adjust the signal power. Drop it down as far as you can while keeping your connection functional, it'll drop the range anyone has to be within to pickup your network.
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