December 18th, 2003, 08:12 AM
I recently purchased a wifi card, intending to set up an AP in my apartment. But when I set up the client with dhcp, it doesn't find my AP, it actually found another AP with no wep set up and I was able to get on the net.
I tried to use traceroute to figure out where I'm getting this access from (I'm just curious. There's a guy down the street who offers a free spot, but I think he's out of range. So I think it's probably just someone in the building who has no wep).
Anyway, traceroute just returned * * * * for the first 10 locations and then I stopped it. How can I get around this and figure out where my internet is coming from?
-Greg- in Astoria *Queens, NY*
December 19th, 2003, 10:51 AM
type ipconfig and your default gateway will be the inside address of his router. sounds like his firewall is blocking ICMP so trace is not going to work. do a netbios sweep and see if the name of his computer is anyone you know.