Some misc. questions...

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  1. Neto Magnus Registered

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    first up, I have a DSL router that also has wireless. Is it possible that someone using a wireless connection nearby can feed off of my signal? I ask because every time someone is in the apt. above me, my internet is slow.

    and another thing, I'm backing up some of my files cuz I'm reformatting soon. I just wanted to know if theres a way to save all my bookmarks on Firefox?

    thanks.
     
  2. Badger Side-Kick my Ass!

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    Firefox question I can't help with, though I know you can. Just don't use it.

    The wireless question, I can help with. It is entirely possible if the wireless router doesnt have some sort of wireless security setup. It should have WPA or WPA2 turned on. Did you have to enter a key or a passphrase when you first connected to this router? If not, then it's probably wide open. If that's the case, contact your service provider and ask them to set it up.
     
  3. Drakon I got a rock.

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    Bookmarks>Organizing Bookmarks, and then export. Save the Bookmarks.html file somewhere safe, then when you reformat, do the same thing, except import the file.
     
  4. EdRyder Registered

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    I learned the hard way not to ever call the service provider.They wanted to charge me an extra ten bucks a month for a 'network fee'(Charter)Let me ask-how many asterisks for the wep key? Ten > try ten 1's.If they set it up its going to be something mundane like that
     
  5. Badger Side-Kick my Ass!

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    Well he needs the password for the router, if he already has it then he's good to go. Usually it's the serial number, but sometimes they change it.
     
  6. Neto Magnus Registered

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    I do have to sign in everytime I go online. Is that it? My DSL is not automatically connected. It sez something like "acquiring netwrok address". I've called the tech support several times and even they dont know whats wrong.

    ah yes, thanks a mil. :up: I was worried for a minute cuz I thought I had to save each link in a doc file.
     
  7. Kable24 Member of the NRA

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    Is the router through Verizon or whoever your DSL provide is or is it a Linksys or a D-Link that you bought?
     
  8. black_dust FrEaK-A-ZoId!!!

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    im on someone else right now :)
     
  9. Neto Magnus Registered

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    yea its Verizon and the router is Westell model 327W
     
  10. Badger Side-Kick my Ass!

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    No, that's probably you're PPPoe connection, common for most DSL ISP's. Do you enter your e-mail address and then a password? If so, that's for the DSL, though that usually configured into the router. I'm taking about just connecting to the wireless network.
     
  11. Kable24 Member of the NRA

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    Ok. yes it is possible for someone to be stealing your wireless signal.

    type in Internet Explorer address bar
    192.168.1.1
    this should open up a web based router config page. if it asks for a login and password the default login info is

    user name: admin
    password: password

    This link here should provide the rest of the info you need. I mostly work on Linksys routers here at work and home.

    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,14491310


    it's pretty self explanatory.
     
  12. Malice BMFH

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    Absolutely, someone can attach to your wireless network if its not secured.
    My neighbor has an unsecured network and I keep attaching it on accident.
     
  13. Neto Magnus Registered

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    Well what I really want to know is if thats the reason why my internet is slow?

    Either I've had it with Verizon. Their customer service sucks major ass. I'm switching to cable.
     
  14. Kable24 Member of the NRA

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    Never call help desks. They know absolutely nothing. They just follow a stupid script.
     
  15. Badger Side-Kick my Ass!

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    My neighbor has his open too, and on top of that he never changed the ip scheme, ssid or password. So I logged into it and changed the SSID, turned off the SSID broadcast, and changed the password. Then like a week late he has a different type of router, guess he took the other one back, and still left all the factory defaults. So now I've locked that one down too. I'd feel bad about it, but the dudes kind of a dick so...
     
  16. StrainedEyes All the way up it!

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    Well... You're being a pretty big dick too. Why the hell would you mess with someone else like that?
     

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