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Old 03-25-2005, 10:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My Girlfriend has a wireless router and im pretty sure if you have a wireless card around her house you can steal her signal. I was told there is a program or something you install to encrypt the signal so people cant steal it. Anyone got any ideas?

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Old 03-25-2005, 10:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Most wireless routers have software built in that you can program to encrypt the signal. If you have the manual it will explain it. Otherwise you can type in (I think, though somebody else could tell you better the number as I use a different one on my router). Then type admin or administrator and pass or password or just enter for the first time you go into the router to set it up. This works on most of them I've seen,

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Configure the WEP key and disable your boradcast.
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Old 03-26-2005, 05:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Another good idea is to enable MAC address filtering. It will only allow certain MAC addresses to access the router. The routers manual will explain how to do this.
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i picked up a wireless signal nearby, but i have my own so i dont use it. Wireless signals aren't that strong, so the stealer would get low speeds on the internet.
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