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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-24-2008, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Help with wireless network....

I just set up my first wireless router. I just want to be able to use my laptop around the house and access the net. I have a few questions about it.
When I first tried the install CD that came with my router the install failed. Maybe it doesn't like Vista. So I re-did it and eventually I was able to get things setup. The problem is when I fire up the laptop it is seeing two networks (plus a few from my neighbors). The one I made on my first attempt (chestnut cruiser) and another (chestnut cruiser2). chestnut cruiser2 is the one I am able to connet to and use. How do I get rid of the first one?
Also my laptop wants to connect to some of my neighbors networks. How can I instruct the laptop to choose my network by default?
I'm also wondering about any security issues I should be aware of.

I'm working on it now so I'll keep refreshing this thread and see if I can get some help.

Thanks a lot.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-24-2008, 08:33 PM
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Re: Help with wireless network....

1. Click on the network connection icon in the bottom right of your screen » Click Network and Sharing Center » In the new window click Manage Wireless Networks in the left » Delete/remove whatever connections you don't need or use

2. When you connect to a wireless network for the first time, it will prompt whether you'd like to save the connection and connect automatically in future. If you checked both options you should have no trouble connecting automatically.

3. If you're not automatically connecting to the right network - follow steps in #1 and delete all network connections and then connect to the right wireless network making sure you check both options I mentioned in #2.

Hope this helps...
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Re: Help with wireless network....

Okay I did what you posted. I made a profile called "Home" and I think I it will automaticlaly connect now.
Only problem is when I click on the network icon and choose "connect or disconnect" (on my laptop) I still see several wireless networks in there including one called "Chestnut cruiser" I changed the name of the one I am currently using to Rotti. Is the one I'm seeing on my laptop called "chestnut cruiser" some network that I setup on my first atempt and am broadcaster from my router?
It just seems like my router is setup with two networks and I just want the one I'm using.
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Re: Help with wireless network....

When you click "connect or disconnect", you will see all wireless networks in your range - nothing can be done to make them invisible.

Your wireless router can't broadcast 2 separate signals under 2 separate names, so if you've changed the name to Rotti, that's the only wireless signal you should see in the list of available connections.

If you're still seeing that old signal and you only have one wireless router, try removing it from manage wireless networks and reboot your system. Although, it showing up shouldn't prevent you from using the new network you setup.
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Re: Help with wireless network....

I'm going to reboot the laptop and see if it still shows up. My only concern was having some unused network that others could access.

--- Okay I removed the extra networks from manage wireless networks, rebooted and now it's fine. I just see the one I should be seeing.

Thank you very much.
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