setup wireless connection

Johnneylee Rollins johnneylee.rollins at
Sun Jun 6 21:28:25 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 1:48 PM, Karl Larsen <klarsen1 at> wrote:
> On 06/06/2010 01:59 PM, Robert Holtzman wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 06, 2010 at 05:57:08AM -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
>>> On 06/05/2010 06:01 PM, Robert Holtzman wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Jun 05, 2010 at 02:40:16PM -0400, Nathan Bahn wrote:
>>>>> That might be the problem right there.  I suspect that the router's encryption
>>>>> is set to WEP, while the computer's encryption is set to a WPA/WPA2
>>>>> configuration.  Is there any truth to this?
>>>> Excuse my ignorance but I don't think I've ever encountered setting wep
>>>> or wpa on a computer. The only encryption setting for wep or wpa I'm
>>>> aware of is on my router's configuration site and that is for the router
>>>> only. Please enlighten me.
>>>       Let me try to be easy to understand. The easiest way to setup YOUR
>>> wireless router is to use no security. Then anyone can use your wifi
>>> that can hear it. This will work most of the time, but in my case
>>> someone near found my unprotected wifi and went work surfing the web
>>> sites :-)
>> Larsen, try to get this thru your head:
>> First, read the damned messages before you reply to them. I didn't ask
>> how to set up wifi.
>> Second, you just told what you thought was a noob to forgo encryption
>> on his connection then turned right around and gave an example of why
>> that was lousy advice.
>> Third, you picked the wrong boy to talk down to. Don't do it again!
>> If you can retain any of this for more than 5 minutes I'll be surprised.
>             I will talk down to who I care to. I thought you were the
> one with the problem. I guess it was the top responder who has the
> problem. Too bad.
Girls. Girls! Stop your little bickering, Karl you were wrong about
the advice, good try. An apology would be adult of you, but we don't
expect that. Robert was right, there is nothing wrong with reading
your emails more than once. Consider them a shoddy book written by
people who need help and who are good at helping. Try to make sure any
advice you have to lend fits the problem at hand. And always, always
promote encryption. Besides being off the mark as usual, telling
anyone to leave their wireless AP open is by far one of the stupidest
moves anyone here could make short of providing actually destructive
commands. Do try and do better, I've seen it and it's a good thing
when you provide that.

Robert: Woe be to the user who google's Karls full name and reads one
third of the things that show up in mailing list archives. His advice,
while terrible usually wrong and a majority of the time is in the
wrong place, is well negligible. Simply ignore him by means of
willpower or software. He refuses to grow as a supporting user, so the
best we can hope is he eventually changes or leaves.

Thomas: Your SSID is the name of your wireless AP as you see it from a
scan. Your mode should be infrastructure, and if you haven't set a
password for your internet it's probably wep and the key is on the
bottom of the router. the gateway is 192.1168.0.1 most likely and the
netmask is for the most part. If you need anymore help
or have any more questions ignore the bickering people and let us


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