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I have a new Zyxell NWA-3160 used as a standalone AP at home. I used the web configurator to change th password, the SSID name and to switch to WPA-PSK security configuration. The IP address and the subnet mask are unchanged and My computer has the following network address: / / The computer is connecting fine to the network, Internet is present but, after few minutes the connection is lost and I cannot reconnect unless I switch off and on the AP. In the same time my iphone 3GS cannot join the network. Would you like to give me some hints about this failure. Best regards, Cezar Pricop

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I don't want to ALARM YOU but you just
BROADCASTED all your personal security

Enough for a mediocre HACKER to invade your home.

I would TAKE IT all DOWN...
and use the technical support numbers
on your routers OWNERS MANUAL.

SERIOUSLY... Be alarmed.

Carnac the Magnificent

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