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Want to connect to wireless network using MAC addresses to connect securely.

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SOURCE: Connecting Ipod touch 8(GB) to Wi-fi

Hi,
I want to tell you that there might be two problems for your concern.

1. Your router is not working properly
2. Your Ipod Touch is not working properly

But it might be possible that both devices working fine just the compatibility issue.

First of all i can suggest you that you can upgrade the firmware for your router.

Then you can reconfigure your wireless setting on your router.

Then tried to put static ip on your ipod touch in the network setting option

IP address: 192.168.0.15
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1

Primary DNS: 192.168.0.1
Secondary DNS: 4.2.2.2

Then tried again to connect wirelessly with your ipod touch make sure you dont required to add mac address for you ipod touch and also you can click on the option called "Wireless Access Point"

Then you can see the option " Turn Access Control On" you can uncheck this option.

Try again i believe that will resolve your concern.

Thanks & Regards
Jaspreet Singh Saini


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Cant connect to the internet..


Hi, What error do you get when connecting to the internet?
Anyways, Probably the Wireless connection your trying to connect to has a Network Security enabled on it.
Gaming consoles cant' access that type of Encryption, reason I do not know why but to be able to get wireless connection using your Nintendo DS you will need to disable the Wireless Network Security of your Wireless Router to be able to get Wireless Access using your Nintendo DS.
I also had issues with mine before and found out that disabling the Network Security will let me get Internet Access on my portable console.
Just Disable the Network Security this will allow you to get Internet Access on your Nintendo, for the Security of your Wireless you can get the MAC Address of each wireless device you have and input those MAC Addresses into the Router Settings to get Security and not allow other poeplt to gain access on your Wireless Internet.
I hope this Helps.
Have a nice day,
mvincentc

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Wireless Network Security II


We browse the internet and have far fetching concerns of how secure our connection is, especially when its wireless. Here are a few pointers:

The security concerns with wireless network centre around :

Unauthorized access

Eavesdropping

The authentication component (pre-shared keys) of schemes such as WPA and WEP, as well as MAC address filtering, address the issue of restricting access to the wireless network to only authorized devices.

Encryption address the issue of protecting against eavesdropping on the wireless network traffic.

If you turn off WPA (or similar scheme), you are turning off an access control method as well as an encryption method. The wireless network traffic can then be easily eavesdropped on, and the MAC addresses and IP addresses of participating machines can be determined. These can then be spoofed, and the wireless network joined.

Turn back on WPA/WPA2.
Other way to prevent unauthorized network access are
1. Password-protect your wireless connection. Turn on WEP (wired equivalency privacy) or WPA (Wi-Fi protected access) on all of your devices, including your router, your media center. You may also set up a security key for your wireless network.
2. Place the wireless access point away from windows and near the center of your house to decrease the signal strength outside of the intended coverage area.
3. Keep all software current (including your Web browser) with automatic updates. Use firewall, antivirus, antispam, and antispyware software from a source that you trust and watch out for fake alerts for security software.

on Aug 07, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My ipod could not connect to the internet


Hi suzettemaica,

I see that you are having issue connecting your iPod to your Wireless Network.

I believe that your Wireless Network has a Network key or a Password on it for your security right, to be able to get your iPod conencted wirelessly you will need to disable the Wireless security because mobile phone do not have same security that a Wireless Router would have once you have disabled the Wireless Security of your Router then you can connect your iPod.

To get security on your Wireless you will need to enable the MAC Address filtering, this will be an alternative to a wireless security on Routers.

You mentioned you have a Belkin wireless Router, you did not mention what model but that is OK, I will try to give details as simple as I can for the wireless issue and the MAC Address Filtering.

Click on this Link this will give you a basic on the Router settings, but first we will need to find out what your Router's Default Gateway is.

To find out your Router Default Gateway you can click on start then type CMD on the white bar and type in CMD right click on it then select run as administrator.

This should open a new window DOS to be exact, you will see C:\ with a blinking cursor and most probably you computer name after C:\ then type in ipconfig then press enter , a list should show look for default gateway .

Once you have your default gateway open up IE or any Browser that you have and type the Default gateway on the Address Bar then press enter this should Open a page of you Routers Settings.

now you can click on this Link to see what you see from your router or you can just basically use what you have from your router which is exactly where your settings will be. Link

Oh yeah for your Router I am not sure if it has a user name or a password since I did not get what Model you have, but you can try to leave the user name blank and the password blanks as well to get in which is a default with Belkin.

Look for Wireless then under should be security click on security then you will see security mode and a drop down select None to disable the password on the Router then click Apply Changes.

Now for the MAC Address you should see Filtering then below is Mac Address just click on it then it will be asking Mac Addresses of all the devices that you need to connect on the Wireless network to be able to register them in the Router for access to the Internet the Mac Address can also be found by goin into DOS and doing the IPCONFIG for you iPod you can just connect to the router with out the Mac Address filtering first then go in the Router settings you should see the Mac Address of the devices connected to the Belkin Router.


I hope that i was clear enough for this.

Have a nice day,

mvincentc

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How do i find out what my mac and ip addresses are?


Windows XP
  • The host name is your computer's name
  • Click the Start icon
  • Click Control Panel
  • Select Classic View
  • Click Network Connections
  • Right click on the connection you are trying to find the MAC address for and select Properties - you will have a separate MAC address for your wireless card and your Ethernet (LAN) card. Make sure you use the correct one.
  • Hover your mouse over the text box underneath connect using. Your MAC address will appear in the tooltip and is made up of 12 characters e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD

To use your computer on AU network you will need to register this MAC address

Apple Mac OS X (Tiger)

Information Services does not provide support for the use of Apple Macs. However you may find the following instructions useful if you wish to use your Apple Mac on our network

  • From the Apple in the upper left hand corner choose System Preferences
  • Click on the Network icon
  • From the Show menu Select Airport (for Wireless) or Built in Ethernet (for Wired)
    • For the Built in Ethernet (for Wired) the MAC address will be at the top of the Ethernet tab as the Ethernet ID.
      The MAC address is the 12 character address e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD
    • For the Airport (for Wireless) the MAC address will be at the top of the AirPort tab as the AirPort ID (or on the TCP/IP tab, again as the AirPort ID ). The MAC address is the 12 character address e.g. 00:14:67:F0:56:A4
  • To find your Computer Name go back to System Preferences and click on Sharing , your computer's name should be in the computer name box at the top of this window.

To use your computer on AU network you will need to register this MAC address

Apple Mac OS X (Snow Leopard/Leopard)

Information Services does not provide support for the use of Apple Macs. However you may find the following instructions useful if you wish to use your Apple Mac on our network

  • From the Apple in the upper left hand corner choose System Preferences
  • Click on the Network icon
  • Select Ethernet for Wired or Airport for Wireless
  • Click on the Advanced button
  • Click on the Ethernet tab
  • Your MAC address will be at the top of this window as your Ethernet ID . The MAC address is the 12 character address e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD

To use your computer on AU network you will need to register this MAC address


Linux

  • In a privileged terminal session type: ifconfig
  • This will show you a list of the network adapters installed. The MAC address is referred to here as the HWaddr
  • If you have a wireless card you will see more then one MAC Address, make sure you register the right MAC address.
  • To pick out your wireless MAC address type: iwconfig - your Wired one will be the other one

To use your computer on AU network you will need to register this MAC address

Vista

  • Click the Start icon
  • Click Control Panel
  • Select Classic View
  • Click Network and Sharing Center
  • Select Manage Network Connections from the list on the left hand side
  • Right click on the connection you are trying to find the MAC address for and select Properties - you will have a separate MAC address for your wireless card and your Ethernet (LAN) card. Make sure you use the correct one.
  • Hover your mouse over the text box underneath connect using . Your MAC address will appear in the tooltip and is made up of 12 characters e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD
To use your computer on AU network you will need to register this MAC address



Windows 7

  • Click the Start icon
  • Click Control Panel
  • Select Network and Internet
  • Click Network and Sharing Center
  • Select Change Adapter Settings from the list on the left hand side
  • Right click on the connection you are trying to find the MAC address for and select Properties
    You will have a separate icon for your wireless card; your Ethernet (LAN) card and your Virtual WiFi MiniPort adapter (if you have one), each with their own MAC address. Make sure you select the correct one.
  • Hover your mouse over the text box underneath connect using . Your MAC address will appear in the tooltip and is made up of 12 characters e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD
To use your computer on AU network you will need to register this MAC address

Nokia mobile phones

  • On the home screen, enter *#MAC0WLAN# or *#62209526#
  • Your MAC address will appear as a popup and is made up of 12 characters e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD
To use your phone on AU network you will need to register this MAC address

http://whatismyipaddress.com/

You can use this link to find out your IP address

Good Luck

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Perhaps you turned on MAC address filtering in your router's wireless security settings? It's a pretty good security measure for not allowing unwanted visitors to try hooking up to your wireless internet connection, so it might have been recommended.
Go to your router's configuration and see if MAC filtering is turned on. If it is, you have to add your second computer's wireless card MAC address to the "allowed" list.
Your card's MAC address is sometimes written on it, but it's simpler to go to command prompt and type "ipconfig /all", which will show you details about all the network devices present in the system. Find the wireless card and note the MAC (physical) address. Note: in windows the address has a "-" dash as a separator, whereas normally a ":" colon is used as a separator and this is usually the way you have to enter it.

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i think the wireless at your work filter computers based on their MAC address as a security measure hence you are unable to connect..
to find your comp's MAC address follow this:
  • From the Start button select Run
  • In the box which appears type cmd and click OK
  • A new windows will appear - at the prompt type ipconfig /all
  • The MAC address will be referred to as the Physical Address and is made up of 12 characters e.g. 00-D1-AB-F2-G3-89
    You will have a separate MAC address for your wireless card and your Ethernet card. Make sure you use the correct one

  • do ask the admin of your work wireless system to add your comp's MAC address so that you are able to connect..
    am no expert but love to help out...hope it helps you...all the best!

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    Please verify this and you can easily get through it.

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