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Old 05-29-2004, 10:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone ,I'm from Indiana and posted a question in the hardware section of the forum called"needing help securing a WAP"This looks like a user friendly forum,last forum I was in has a lot of smart mouths and back stabbers,I was called everything in the book just for asking same question I asked here UNBELIEVEABLE HOW SOME PEOPLE ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I highly recommend users not to use netstumbler community forums,unless you want flamed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I would like some help with this set-up I got :

First of all I'm new to wireless and I've been researching and asking the so-called pc experts on my problem with trying to secure my WAP(Wireless Access Point),if it is even possible ? I have a Linksys (model NR041)4 port hard wired router from my cable modem,I have a SMC (model 2655W) wireless access point hooked into my router,the IBM Thinkpad Laptop I use has a D-Link Air Card(model DWL-650).My company supplied me with the WAP so I can use the laptop wireless,I have no software for the SMC WAP,it broadcast 800' from my house, Is there any way I can set up the router to make the WAP secure,anyone with a block of my house can access my network.I talked to a guy that said I'd have to buy a wireless router and scrape my current set-up or uplug the WAP when not in use(I'd rather not do that!),I have also sent a few e-mails to support at Linksys and SMC and still haven't heard a response,I can't find any info on this in the forums or the archives,so I'm hoping the experts here in the Tech_Forum.Net Community can help me out-any and all replies will deeply be appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 05-29-2004, 10:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Hoosier,

Nice to meet you. I think the vast majority of members here are friendly and knowledgeable people. I'm sure you'll find your answers.

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