Can I let XP reject to connect certain wireless networks?

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by chad, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. chad

    chad Guest

    I use XP, Intel Pro Wireless LAN 2100 3A mini Adaptor for my Dell
    Inspiron m600.

    And I use D-Link DI 514 as my wireless router.

    My XP system often times get connected to some other wireless
    networks, probably someone in my neighborhood. Can I have XP refuses
    to connect those networks and only connect to my own wireless network?
    Thanks.
     
    chad, Nov 21, 2003
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  2. chad

    Duane Arnold Guest

    (chad) wrote in
    Yeah, you can do that if you go to Services and and disable the Wireless
    Zero Configuration service. Then, download the driver for the card from
    the its Website. Then right-click on MY Computer/Properties/Device
    Manager and find the network card and install the driver and you can
    configure the card there too.

    To get to Services, go to Control Panel and put it into Classic View and
    go to Administrative tools.

    Yes, that happened to me a lot seeing other networks, until I did the
    above procedure.

    Duane :)
     
    Duane Arnold, Nov 21, 2003
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  3. chad

    chad Guest

    Thank you, Duane. I followed your instructions and it works great.

    I have another question, though.

    My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 600m, pirated XP Pro (sorry) without
    Service Pack 1, Intel Pro Wireless LAN 2100 3A mini Adaptor.

    My roommate's laptop is a IBM Thinkpad T40, copyrighted XP Pro with
    Service Pack 1, Intel Pro Wireless LAN 2100 3b mini Adaptor.

    We share the D-Link DI 514 wireless router.

    Now when we put both laptops side by side, my system shows that the
    wireless connection signal strength is low, while my roommate's system
    shows that the signal strength is good or sometimes very good.

    How can 2 similar systems have different levels of signal strength at
    the same place and at the same time?
     
    chad, Nov 22, 2003
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  4. chad

    Duane Arnold Guest

    (chad) wrote in
    I couldn't tell you why your machine is getting a low signal when setting
    on top of the router.

    Duane :)
     
    Duane Arnold, Nov 23, 2003
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