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Sharing a Mini Wireless Network to a Replay DVR

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Anonymous
May 1, 2005 6:02:55 PM

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I know there are only 18 people in the world interested in this but it
was so tough to figure out maybe someone else will need this.

If your Mini (or any other current Mac with an Airport card) is
connected to the Internet via a CableModem by ethernet you can share
that connection wirelessly with your installed Airport card by going to
the Sharing Pane in the System Preferences. Under "To Computers using"
check the box next to "Airport" you'll then be prompted to name the
wireless network you've created and to give it a WEP password to keep
your neighbors off your network.

To connect the network to my Replay I used an older Linksys WET 11
wireless bridge. You have to go into the Linksys's configuration to
change the SSID name to the same as your network and then set the WEP
there as well.

Finally, you're ready to manually configure the 5 rows of numbers in
the Replay.

The first number is derived from the Mini network, you'll punch in
10.0.2.5 (that last number can be anything but 1 and less than 255(?)).

The second number is the same subset as the Mini 255.255.255.0

The third number is the Mini's IP, 10.0.2.1

The fourth and fifth are your ISP's DNS numbers. You can find this
number by using the System Profile application and clicking on the
network, ethernet tabs.

The major stumbling block to all this is the WEP password. I could
never get it to work which took me hours to figure out. In my case,
unfortunatly I had to leave the password blank in the Linksys box as
well as the Mini shared network. Hopefully a newer Linksys bridge will
solve that problem
Anonymous
May 9, 2005 1:02:09 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

WEP encryption is not the same with all manufacturers. Try using NetGear
with D-Link, argh. In most cases you have to copy and enter an entire
encryption string on each unit. A better way is use MAC address filters
instead. Just enter the MAC address on the unit in the "allow" box and
forget about it.

<jpmist@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> The major stumbling block to all this is the WEP password. I could
> never get it to work which took me hours to figure out. In my case,
> unfortunatly I had to leave the password blank in the Linksys box as
> well as the Mini shared network. Hopefully a newer Linksys bridge will
> solve that problem
>
May 9, 2005 2:08:49 PM

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On Mon, 09 May 2005 09:02:09 GMT, "Joseph Wind"
<jw@neoplastic.ph.invalid> wrote:

>WEP encryption is not the same with all manufacturers. Try using NetGear
>with D-Link, argh. In most cases you have to copy and enter an entire
>encryption string on each unit. A better way is use MAC address filters
>instead. Just enter the MAC address on the unit in the "allow" box and
>forget about it.
>

You would benefit from using WEP also,

><jpmist@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>>
>> The major stumbling block to all this is the WEP password. I could
>> never get it to work which took me hours to figure out. In my case,
>> unfortunatly I had to leave the password blank in the Linksys box as
>> well as the Mini shared network. Hopefully a newer Linksys bridge will
>> solve that problem
>>
>
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Anonymous
May 9, 2005 3:27:18 PM

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Joseph Wind wrote:
> WEP encryption is not the same with all manufacturers. Try using NetGear
> with D-Link, argh. In most cases you have to copy and enter an entire
> encryption string on each unit. A better way is use MAC address filters
> instead. Just enter the MAC address on the unit in the "allow" box and
> forget about it.

I was never able to get WEP to work using D-Link w/D-Link (And D-link
sells the specific hardware I had "Bundeled") The idiot D-link wifi
card would only connect to the D-link router, thought the router had no
problem with non-d-link Wi-Fi cards so.... I now use Netgear in the
computer I use MAC filters though, not WEP

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Anonymous
May 11, 2005 8:22:20 AM

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If the manufacturers ever come up with a standard encryption algorithm for
WEP. Maybe...But then it sort defeats the purpose if they did. Ever try to
enter/copy a 128-Bit HEX encryption key from one system to another? It's
also one more thing to go wrong in a WiFi setup.

The first time I used WEP it was OK, until I added a WiFi NIC from a
different manufacturer. Even old and new models of the same manufacturer
don't share the same algorithms. I racked my brains for an hour until I
figured out the HEX encryption keys were different, because I was assuming
the ASCII key was the same. After getting a new Westell DSL Wireless
router, I switched to MAC filtering. My neighbor, has an older DSL modem
and I can see and access his Linksys router. ;-) WAR Driving anyone?


"Joe" <xxx@yyy.zzz> wrote in message
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> You would benefit from using WEP also,
>
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