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PostSubject: wireless question   7/14/2012, 18:23

I set my SSID to not broadcast.

To be able to connect do I have to turn on: connect even when not broadcasting. Looks like that adds the ssid to the list of available networks.

In trying to reasearch some of this stuff I get conflicting information - like I posted before about not broadcast being a security concern. I think you said that was not really a concern. Some of the information I found said checking the box for connect even when not broadcasting was a possible security risk. But I can not find out how to connect without doing that when not broadcaseting.

Is there anyway to connect without checking that box? Am I concerned about something I don't need to be concerned about?

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PostSubject: Re: wireless question   7/15/2012, 16:19

fay47 wrote:
I set my SSID to not broadcast.

To be able to connect do I have to turn on: connect even when not broadcasting. Looks like that adds the ssid to the list of available networks.

Well, if you don't check that box, you will have to go through entering the ssid and password each time - in effect, establishing a new Properties definition for the network each time you want to go on the internet.

By checking the "Connect even when not broadcasting" box when you set up the connection, plus checking the "Connect automatically when this network is in range" box on the Properties window, you will automatically connect each time you start your computer, if that is what you want to happen.

Yes, it does add the ssid to the list of available networks, but only on your computer because you have defined that particular network in the Properties window. No other computer in your area will see your ssid - they will olny see "other network" and will have to know your ssid and password to access your network.


In trying to reasearch some of this stuff I get conflicting information - like I posted before about not broadcast being a security concern. I think you said that was not really a concern. Some of the information I found said checking the box for connect even when not broadcasting was a possible security risk. But I can not find out how to connect without doing that when not broadcaseting.

Is there anyway to connect without checking that box? Am I concerned about something I don't need to be concerned about?

See my above answer. The only security concern I can see that you would have other than the normal risks you have anytime you go on the internet is if someone else has access to your computer and you don't want them on your computer or accessing the internet without your knowledge.

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PostSubject: Re: wireless question   7/15/2012, 16:34

Repa,

No I do not want to connect each time. So righ tnow I have the connect even when not broacasting selected but do not have the connect automatically selected.

This brings up another question. I can either connect wireless or plug in the ethernet cable.
If the cable is plugged in, and it is connected to wireless SSID what happens. Does it use the wireles connection or the ehternet conneciont?

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PostSubject: Re: wireless question   7/15/2012, 16:41

When I look at the list of available networks there are several - and one of them is Other Network. SO from what you said above - is that for a nework that is not broadcaseting?

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PostSubject: Re: wireless question   7/15/2012, 17:41

If you have an ethernet connection and have not selected the Connect automatically on the wireless properties window, only the ethernet connection is active. If you have an ethernet connection and you have Connect automatically selected for your wireless connection, turn your radio receiver off. You should have either a switch on the side of your computer to do this, of a combination of the fn key and another key on your keyboard. Pressing the fn + F3 keys on my computer disables the wireless radio. Pressing fn + F3 keys a second time enables the wireless radio and my wireless connection connects automatically. Your key combination may be different, but it should be there.

Yes, "other network" is the one that is not broadcasting your true ssid.

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PostSubject: Re: wireless question   7/15/2012, 17:56

I don't know where that information is for my NetBook - but I tried the fn + f3 and it worked - maybe that is kind of standard. And now I notice at the bottom fo the f3 key is the wirelss symbol.

(My netbook is an Acer Asipire One)

So much to learn , and then I forget what I thought I had figured out Sad

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