Wireless Networks Abound!

Mike Smith mikeosmith at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 17:40:05 UTC 2005

On 7/8/05, David M. Carney <carney1979 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm using MAC address filtering to control access to the wireless network. My
> friend did have an internal PCI wireless card and I had it's MAC address
> listed in the router so only it could connect wirelessly. He changed it to a
> USB wireless device, yet he was still able to connect to a network. I don't
> think it is my network he's connecting to because we didn't update the router
> with the new MAC address for the USB device.
> Is there any way I can get his computer to connect to MY network?
Right click on his wireless network in the Network Connections Control
Panel and choose View Wireless Networks. It's good practice to change
your ssid to so it's (e.g.) myap rather than default or linksys,
whatever. It will make it easier to connect to the correct AP. You'll
need to add his MAC address too (Start->Run...->cmd->ipconfig /all)

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