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  1. #1
    ray
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    Wifi connection

    Hi all,
    I have a "linksys" modem-router with wifi capabilities.
    To protect unwanted wifi connection i allow only my pc and the pc of my
    friend thru mac-adress permission.
    This is working very well for my pc running windowsXP.
    My friend have windowsVista and he cannot do a wifi connection. If i remove
    the mac-adress protection, my friend's pc can connect.
    Any idea ?



  2. #2
    GlowingBlueMist
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    Re: Wifi connection

    "ray" <raymond.schmit@piscarlet.be> wrote in message
    news:4994969c$1@news.stben.net...
    > Hi all,
    > I have a "linksys" modem-router with wifi capabilities.
    > To protect unwanted wifi connection i allow only my pc and the pc of my
    > friend thru mac-adress permission.
    > This is working very well for my pc running windowsXP.
    > My friend have windowsVista and he cannot do a wifi connection. If i
    > remove the mac-adress protection, my friend's pc can connect.
    > Any idea ?

    Try allowing your friend to connect without the mac-address protection.

    Then while connected see if your router's log shows the actual MAC address
    of the Vista machine. It's easy to type in an incorrect MAC address or to
    have a machine that is configured to send a different MAC address then what
    is actually in it's hardware.

    On many routers it is easy to click on block rather than allow making a
    valid MAC address not function as expected...



  3. #3
    ray
    Guest

    Re: Wifi connection

    "GlowingBlueMist" <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:4994d19d$0$90266$14726298@news.sunsite.dk...
    > "ray" <raymond.schmit@piscarlet.be> wrote in message
    > news:4994969c$1@news.stben.net...
    >> Hi all,
    >> I have a "linksys" modem-router with wifi capabilities.
    >> To protect unwanted wifi connection i allow only my pc and the pc of my
    >> friend thru mac-adress permission.
    >> This is working very well for my pc running windowsXP.
    >> My friend have windowsVista and he cannot do a wifi connection. If i
    >> remove the mac-adress protection, my friend's pc can connect.
    >> Any idea ?

    > Try allowing your friend to connect without the mac-address protection.
    >
    > Then while connected see if your router's log shows the actual MAC address
    > of the Vista machine. It's easy to type in an incorrect MAC address or to
    > have a machine that is configured to send a different MAC address then
    > what is actually in it's hardware.
    >

    This was my first test - yes ... the mac-adress is ok.
    May be in relation with the fact that before he had macafee anti-virus and
    now kapersky antivirus/firewall.



  4. #4
    GlowingBlueMist
    Guest

    Re: Wifi connection

    "ray" <raymond.schmit@piscarlet.be> wrote in message
    news:4995485f$1@news.stben.net...
    > "GlowingBlueMist" <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    > news:4994d19d$0$90266$14726298@news.sunsite.dk...
    >> "ray" <raymond.schmit@piscarlet.be> wrote in message
    >> news:4994969c$1@news.stben.net...
    >>> Hi all,
    >>> I have a "linksys" modem-router with wifi capabilities.
    >>> To protect unwanted wifi connection i allow only my pc and the pc of my
    >>> friend thru mac-adress permission.
    >>> This is working very well for my pc running windowsXP.
    >>> My friend have windowsVista and he cannot do a wifi connection. If i
    >>> remove the mac-adress protection, my friend's pc can connect.
    >>> Any idea ?

    >> Try allowing your friend to connect without the mac-address protection.
    >>
    >> Then while connected see if your router's log shows the actual MAC
    >> address of the Vista machine. It's easy to type in an incorrect MAC
    >> address or to have a machine that is configured to send a different MAC
    >> address then what is actually in it's hardware.
    >>

    > This was my first test - yes ... the mac-adress is ok.
    > May be in relation with the fact that before he had macafee anti-virus and
    > now kapersky antivirus/firewall.

    No software in the Vista machine should be able to affect the way your
    router is controlling the traffic as long as it is not masking the Vista
    machine's MAC address.

    The fact that the Vista machine can connect properly when you turn off the
    MAC address protection in the router still indicates the problem resides
    with the router configuration.

    What model Linksys router are you using? Might help us to be able to view a
    manual of the beast.

    You might want to concentrate in the router's firewall setup. Yes you can
    turn on/off the MAC address protection but many routers have more than one
    place where you can block or allow users.

    One thought would be to replace your MAC address with the Vista machine's in
    the router, every place it's configured, and see if the Vista machine can
    then connect with all protections turned on. If it does then add your
    router's MAC address back into the mix with out changing any of the Vista
    entries and see if the problem is now affecting your machine or if both of
    them now work fine.



  5. #5
    ray
    Guest

    Re: Wifi connection

    "GlowingBlueMist" <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:4995ad7e$0$35412$892e0abb@auth.newsreader.octanews.com...
    > "ray" <raymond.schmit@piscarlet.be> wrote in message
    > news:4995485f$1@news.stben.net...
    >> "GlowingBlueMist" <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    >> news:4994d19d$0$90266$14726298@news.sunsite.dk...
    >>> "ray" <raymond.schmit@piscarlet.be> wrote in message
    >>> news:4994969c$1@news.stben.net...
    >>>> Hi all,
    >>>> I have a "linksys" modem-router with wifi capabilities.
    >>>> To protect unwanted wifi connection i allow only my pc and the pc of my
    >>>> friend thru mac-adress permission.
    >>>> This is working very well for my pc running windowsXP.
    >>>> My friend have windowsVista and he cannot do a wifi connection. If i
    >>>> remove the mac-adress protection, my friend's pc can connect.
    >>>> Any idea ?
    >>> Try allowing your friend to connect without the mac-address protection.
    >>>
    >>> Then while connected see if your router's log shows the actual MAC
    >>> address of the Vista machine. It's easy to type in an incorrect MAC
    >>> address or to have a machine that is configured to send a different MAC
    >>> address then what is actually in it's hardware.
    >>>

    >> This was my first test - yes ... the mac-adress is ok.
    >> May be in relation with the fact that before he had macafee anti-virus
    >> and now kapersky antivirus/firewall.

    > No software in the Vista machine should be able to affect the way your
    > router is controlling the traffic as long as it is not masking the Vista
    > machine's MAC address.
    >
    > The fact that the Vista machine can connect properly when you turn off the
    > MAC address protection in the router still indicates the problem resides
    > with the router configuration.
    >
    > What model Linksys router are you using? Might help us to be able to view
    > a manual of the beast.
    >
    > You might want to concentrate in the router's firewall setup. Yes you can
    > turn on/off the MAC address protection but many routers have more than one
    > place where you can block or allow users.
    >
    > One thought would be to replace your MAC address with the Vista machine's
    > in the router, every place it's configured, and see if the Vista machine
    > can then connect with all protections turned on. If it does then add your
    > router's MAC address back into the mix with out changing any of the Vista
    > entries and see if the problem is now affecting your machine or if both of
    > them now work fine.
    >

    Thanks for your concern.
    Modem is linksys WAG200G

    You said: "still indicates the problem resides with the router
    configuration."
    But:
    Vista machine was connecting ok, before switching the antivirus/firewall on
    the Vista machine.
    Mac-adresses are ok.
    My pc (WindowsXP) still works.
    The configuration of the router for the mac-adress protection is the same
    for the Vista machine than for the XP machine.



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