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So I have 1 router (Linksys WRT54GS) and it has been working fine with no issues. I have always had 1 computer connected to it by wire, and a few wireless laptops (1-2). My sister has always been able to hook up her xbox360 or whatever to the router and get internet just fine. I recently just WEP password protected the router and everything that was connected to it before I did this works fine. I added another computer with a wired connection and it won't find an IP address. I have tried everything and I think it is the router. I took the newly added computer and hooked it up to my old computers wired connection and it worked with no issues, but when connected to a different wired connection it wont work. I just added my PS3 to the router wirelessly and it works great. What could be causing this? I did ipconfig/release-ipconfig/renew. Reset the router and modem, and nothing worked. I checked the computers settings and it is set to auto for both IP address, and DHCP. What else is there to look at? Someone please help! I am out of ideas! Thanks!
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post #2 of 10
WEP? Really...
I could crack that in less than 5mins and steal your bandwidth.
Do switch to WPA.
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WEP? Really...
I could crack that in less than 5mins and steal your bandwidth.
Do switch to WPA.
Care to give me a lesson? I suck with that sort of stuff. I just finally figured out the WEP after about 6 years.
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post #4 of 10
Well here is a clip from somewhere.

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The WEP protocol has security holes in it that allow an attacker to work out what the WEP keys are after about 10 minutes or less of sniffing traffic. If someone wants to get into your network and you are using WEP then its nothing more than a minor delay.
Basically I take your packets data and if I have enough, I can basically pick out your WEP key from the data I collected. WPA2 is way more secure than WEP. Since it could take a computer years to crack a WPA2 key.
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Well here is a clip from somewhere.



Basically I take your packets data and if I have enough, I can basically pick out your WEP key from the data I collected. WPA2 is way more secure than WEP. Since it could take a computer years to crack a WPA2 key.
I understand that, I just don't understand how to set it up. I don't have a WPA2 option like I do WEP.
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post #6 of 10
On your router? Try WPA then. If it's a router that's relatively new. It should have support for WPA.
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On your router? Try WPA then. If it's a router that's relatively new. It should have support for WPA.
Router is about 7 years old maybe older.

I have..

WEP
RADIUS
WPA RADIUS
WPA PRE-SHARED KEY
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post #8 of 10
WPA Pre-Shared Key.
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WPA Pre-Shared Key.

Ok so then it asks 'WPA Algorithms - TKIP or AES?'

Then is has 'WPA shared key:' With an empty text box next to it.

And finally is had 'Group Key renewal:3600seconds'

What do I do with all that? Do I make up my own password?Sorry for being a noob with this.
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TTT

Anyone have any ideas on what to do to fix this little issue I have?
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