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CTA September 7, 2009 10:40 AM

see wireless network but not connect
i used my mom's computer at my old home...

yesterday i moved to surrey... anyway i have to call my isp to add new voip and internet on my suite...

so last night, i opened my laptop and i was curious to check the wireless network... i found one unsecured wireless network with 4/5 strength and other is unsecured wireless network 2/5 strength...

i clicked 4/5 one and still waiting... then nothing happened... (not complete connect)

same for other wireless security?

so why did it happen?

i try to disable my zonealarm and nothing happens... is it something do with my wireless setup?

Prof. Dr. Silver September 7, 2009 10:45 AM

That's a little angel on your shoulder blocking the access to someone elses Wi-Fi. It's a new security feature on many new routers... :)

fefox September 7, 2009 10:48 AM

Just because your machine can see the AP, doesn't mean the AP can see your machine.. and that's probably whats happening.

CTA September 7, 2009 10:56 AM

prof... come on... only for a while...

AP = airpoint?

so there are no trick way to fix it...? >_>

grinder September 7, 2009 07:30 PM

i would bet the people who setup the "unsecured networks" limited the number of addresses their DHCP server assigns. You are probably associated with the Access Point (AP) but you are not getting an IP address for that network.

Nodscene September 8, 2009 06:51 AM

Also, you can enable MAC filtering on a wireless route and it will still show up as unsecure. Another reason why you may not be connecting.

Squeetard September 8, 2009 08:34 AM

You may also be connecting to wireless repeaters that won't work as access points.

CTA September 8, 2009 11:26 AM

good points... still damn...

i can't wait for my internet on monday... i have a lot of thing to do online...

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