[dba-Tech] For Rocky - Wireless Networking

Rocky Smolin - Beach Access Software bchacc at san.rr.com
Wed Mar 10 09:21:41 CST 2004


The IP address is OK.

HOWEVER, a white pages search reveals that my neighbor across the street is
named Wu.  Think I'll go talk to him.  I'll bet they put in a wireless
network last week.

If that's the case what to do?  His signal is obviously interfering with
mine.  I've changed channels twice.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bobby Heid" <bheid at appdevgrp.com>
To: "'Discussion of Hardware and Software issues'"
<dba-tech at databaseadvisors.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 7:10 AM
Subject: RE: [dba-Tech] For Rocky - Wireless Networking

> I was referring to the prior post suggesting just changing the router to
> If you changed the NIC and the router to G, that might help.
> The network 'thewunetwork' may be a neighbor's network.  None of my
> neighbors have a wireless network, so I do not know how it looks when
> are multiple ones.
> The say it is desirable to change the default network name.
> If the connection is good, it may not be the hardware that is at fault.
> Does your router give the IP addresses to the devices on your network
> properly?  If not, your DHCP set up may be incorrect.
> I have my network set up with 128 bit encryption, changed the SSID,
> the default channel, limit MAC addresses to the two devices I have, and
> limit the number of IP addresses given out to a range of two IP addresses
> (since there is only two devices on my network).
> Bobby
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:dba-tech-bounces at databaseadvisors.com] On Behalf Of Rocky Smolin -
> Beach Access Software
> Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 9:56 AM
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> Subject: Re: [dba-Tech] For Rocky - Wireless Networking
> I was thinking of going over to Fry's today and get an 11g router.  But if
> it's no more stable than the b there's probably no good reason to do it.
> I changed channels again but it didn't seem to do any good.  The signal is
> good and the wireless network is connected but I don't get email or
> access.
> When I look at the IP address it's not a good one - it should be in the
> 192.168.1.n range and it's some other strange address.  I got it reset
> morning and now it's working but very very slowly.
> Also when I look at the available networks dialog box, I'm seeing a
> called 'thewunetwork' there along with our wire less network which is
> 'linksys' (I should probably change that).
> Any clues form all this?
> Rocky
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