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Old 02-15-2008, 01:46 AM
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Default Restrict to single SSID

How can I restrict my PC to connect only to my SSID, there are several "usecured" networks that are close to my house. When members of my family boot the computer it connects to one of the "usecured" networks instead of my secured network.

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Old 02-15-2008, 05:06 AM
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I think you need to reconfigure the settings for the PCI card to connect to your SSID (encryption key, network name, etc...). Sometimes when the software is not set up correctly, it will automatically connect to the router thats unsecured, and that has the best signal. Just try reentering all your network settings into your card.

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Old 02-15-2008, 06:37 PM
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Borgslayer,

Thanks for your reply, I have removed all SSID's from windows settings and then re-installed mine and it did not help the situtation. I have also tried turning off Windows Wireless and using the software that came with the Wireless Card (D-Link) ...result same problem.
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:51 PM
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What kind of signal are you getting from your router (Excellent, very good, etc..)?

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Old 02-18-2008, 09:42 AM
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Borgslayer,

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What kind of signal are you getting from your router (Excellent, very good, etc..)?
Good to Excellent ( The are 2 computers in 1 Study and they will get a either "Good" "Very Good" or "Excellent"). When they are connected to the "correct" SSID it all works fine. My problem is that when the computer boots up it will connect to an "Unsured Network" in lieu of the correct one.
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:27 AM
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Which Windows OS are you using? Do you have all the updates installed?
If running XP SP2 do you have kb917021 installed? Description of the Wireless Client Update for Windows XP with Service Pack 2

Do any of the local networks have the same SSID as you? Your SSID should be unique.

You didn't say which Dlink card you are using but are it's drivers up to date?
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:39 PM
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All PC's running XP Pro SP2 all updates installed, All D-Link equipment has the latest drivers and firmware. My SSID is unique.
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:09 PM
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kb917021 was not an auto update so did you install it manually? It has a couple of improvements for wireless networking including an option for hidden SSID's.
If you go into the "wireless network connection properties"---->"wireless networks".
For the SSID you have listed for your network go into the properties and on the connection tab uncheck the "connect when this network is in range" box. Does it then connect automatically to a network?
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:31 PM
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I will download kb917021 and give it a try. Will post back with result.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:06 PM
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The Windows wireless connection process should not allow an automatic connection to a network that is not listed in your preferred networks. If your wireless adapter does not connect to your preferred network it should give you an option for you to manually connect to another network in range.

http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...OHO_Tshoot.doc
"Windows XP Wireless Auto Configuration maintains a list of preferred wireless networks corresponding to the wireless networks that a user of the computer has chosen to connect to. If the wireless network name, also known as the SSID, does not match the name of a wireless network in the preferred list, then by default Windows XP cannot connect to the wireless AP. If there are Probe Response frames from multiple wireless networks that are in the preferred list, then Wireless Auto Configuration chooses the most preferred wireless network (the highest one in the list).
If the wireless network names of the received Probe Response frames do not match a preferred network, Windows XP prompts the user with a "One or more wireless networks are available" or "Connect to a wireless network" message in the notification area of the Windows XP desktop. When the user clicks this message, they can then choose to connect to a new wireless network"
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