setup wireless connection

Johnneylee Rollins johnneylee.rollins at
Sun Jun 6 21:29:59 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 2:28 PM, Johnneylee Rollins
<johnneylee.rollins at> wrote:
> 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
> know.

gateway is oops.


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