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D-link wireless g router has stopped working. cannot access wifi. have checked with isp and when i unplug router i can access the internet.....

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OK this is gonna take a few replies back and forth since I cannot be there so I know what is working and what is not.

First go to the DOS prompt by clicking on clicking on run>then type in "cmd" then once at the DOS prompt type in c:> cd\
to get to the C: prompt only.
The at the C;> type ping 127.0.0.1. This should state that 4 packets were sent and 4 received.
This is to ensure your Network Adapter card is working properly. If you ge the 4 packets received. Then type in ipconfig /all and post the results to me. You'll have to rate this solution so I'm the only one to work your case, otherwise it stays open for anyone to work it and you will get a thousand different ways of doing the same thing.

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Detecting Wireless Piggybacking Okay, it's time to get down to it. Is your wireless network running slowly? Do you have intermittent losses in Internet access and you can't figure out why? Chances are, you've already detected a WiFi squatter and didn't even know it. If you regularly experience these problems, maybe you have something wrong with your wireless connection. But if you're suddenly having intermittent problems with your Internet performance, especially at the same time each day, it's a red flag that someone is piggybacking off your wireless connection and it's time for you to diagnose your WiFi network.
The first and simplest thing you can do is check out your wireless network connection and see if it's secure. When you install your router, you're given the option of setting a wireless encryption protocol (WEP) key. Basically this is a password-protected method for you to log on to your own wireless network. If you don't have one, you're operating an open network. That means anyone within range can use your wireless for free. While it's not hacking, it is debatable as to whether this is actually stealing. In any case, if you don't have a WEP key, you're vulnerable to WiFi squatting and certainly not deterring squatters.
Even if you have a WEP key, that doesn't necessarily mean your neighbor hasn't bypassed it. To determine if he or she is logging onto your wireless network, you can do so by checking your wireless network log. To do this, click your Start Menu in Microsoft Windows, then double-click My Network Places. Next, double-click View Entire Network. If there are more devices connected than you have allowed on your network, you have WiFi thieves.
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Nobody wants to be taken advantage of. What's more, you certainly don't want illegal information flowing through your wireless network. That's why you need to take matters in your own hands. The final section will give you the power to thwart off Internet thieves and protect your wireless connection. Are you ready to fight back? Turn the page to learn how.
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Next time you suspect WiFi theft, peek out the front window and see if an unfamiliar car is parked in front of or close to your home. If so, you'll probably find someone in the car sapping your Internet. It sounds simple, but it could be just that easy to determine if someone is stealing your WiFi.

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