|bod1467 on Jul 20, 2005 at 12:06:27 AM (# 1)|
Why should we help someone who has posted (in the wrong forum) after only registering purely for the purposes of asking a question? Particularly when that person didn't even bother to read the intro page to this forum ...
The Wireless Internet forum is about "Discuss and share your experiences for implementing and developing sites for wireless devices."
ctcrmcou on Jul 20, 2005 at 5:42:47 AM (# 2)
Why should we help someone who has posted .... for the purposes of asking a question?
Really, I can't believe the nerve of some people.
dkragen on Jul 20, 2005 at 6:12:20 AM (# 3)
SSID, channel, DHCP, etc.... Lots of reasons. If a wireless router is broadcasting it exists, that does not automatically give you access if there there is a connection protocol that you must use.
bod1467 on Jul 20, 2005 at 8:01:18 AM (# 4)
@ctcrmcou -- Selective quoting? Nice! :-P
skyline on Jul 20, 2005 at 10:53:12 AM (# 5)
thanks dkragen any tips on finding out which connection protocol it is im supposed to use?
BachusII on Jul 20, 2005 at 2:04:25 PM (# 6)
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I suggest the working one.
- Are they within range of each other?
- Do the devices both talk (and listen) on the same channel?
- Do they subscribe to the same network id or SSID?
- Does the client get its IP address from the router (DHCP)?
Or, alternatively, when you provide them are they in the same range?
(e.g. x.y.z.1 and x.y.z.2 where x.y.z are equal numbers.)
- Is the connection encoded? (WEP, WPA)
If yes, are the keyphrases identical?
dkragen on Jul 21, 2005 at 6:10:41 AM (# 7)
What B2 said :)
If you have access to the WAP, do you know what the SSID is? What channel it is set to broadcast on and if an encryption key was set? From the client, you need to connect to the network just as any other network.
Also, I know I have set up several WAP Routers to only give out a predetermined number of IP leases. Once those are used up, the next person just has to wait until one is released or expires.