802.11A install

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  1. zappa

    zappa Registered Member

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    I finally received the Linksys WAP54A Wireless AP I ordered about 45 days ago. In ramping up I learned I needed a router too so I will buy that tomorrow. I thought I could use my PC as a hub, LOL. Live and learn. Never a dull moment.

    UNICRON, please stand by kind sir or sit by as the case may be. This could be humorous.

    For all the comedy,
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,4113783~root=wlan~mode=flat
     
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    Yikes! That is a lot of reading! Sounds like you have your work cut out for you lol. I have no wireless experience since I don't have a laptop, and my PCs don't move much.

    As far as the the other part goes, the people helping you have got it pretty straight.

    Beware the warwalker
     
  3. zappa

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    Indeed. I will be on the look out for young people walking around the neighborhood with laptops in the middle of the night.

    Especially since I am the type that will use the default Admin password and default IP.

    I look forward to the IP config between the PC WinPoet, modem, laptop with XP that doesn't use winpoet and file sharing of which I am clueless etc. etc. etc. I will be getting psyched up first with a Tony Robbins tape followed by Jane Fonda's aerobic workout and then a strong drink to steady the hands.
     
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    Reporting back on the progress. Everything is up and running. The 802.11A works very well. I have moved the AP to 3 different locations and tested signal strength.

    Location 1, AP in wife's office in the farthest end of the house with me sitting in living room at least 100 feet away going through 2 to 3 walls there was good signal strength. The connection did drop now and then but worked 90% while surfing.

    Location 2, using 50 ft. cable AP in kitchen close to living room with no obstruction to living room and signal strength is excellent to the opposite end of the house with only one wall to penetrate to get to master. I walked a 180 degrees around the back of the house with excellent
    signal. Worked great on the roof. Took beach chair up to the roof with me tonight and surfed with the stars. That was fun for some reason. I needed a cocktail and I would have been set.

    Next test will bewith AP on the roof to see actual unobstructed distance as I warwalk the street.

    In regards to the initial set up for any of you with an existing DSL modem read on.

    Most modems use a straight-thru cable to the PC. GTE now Verizon with the initial install of the DSL line used generic bare minimum cables that were not readily identifiable as either s.t. or cross over. I purchased two new cables for the install one c.o. and one s.t., when I needed 1 c.o. and 2 s.t.'s.

    This makes a big difference as yahoos like myself could do everything right on the install of router and AP and have nothing work. Why? Because my modem only connects to router with a cross over. Since I was using a s.t. it didn't work. This caused me much pain and inevitable another portion of vodka as I was looking elsewhere in the setup for the "issue".

    I must admit that I initially tried to use the wrong power cord for the router as the AP and the router's p.c's look pretty close. Well the router doesn't work with the AP's power cord. More vodka until I figured that out. The router appeared to be defective with the wrong p.c. Thus, I bagged, and for folks outside the US "bagged" is slang for a state of mind when one is real mad and and want to kick something which makes one stop what one is doing, the install since I thought I needed a new router. A little later I happen to look in the AP box and I found another p.c. Install was back in action.

    The rest of the install was actually easy. Now I just need to bone up on routers and inherent issues with them therein. Problem is interest rates here at at historic lows and I am busier then a 20 armed bandit and have no time for anything but work. Then with the Dove, Quail and Grouse season opening soon I will be off to catch some of them critters and fire up the barby.

    The amount of hits I am getting on certain ports is insane. I need to bone up on why it's happening. TDS-3 actually is very valuable at this point as I can monitor, bind and or listen to the ports in question. It's all coming together for this yahoo.

    For anyone who has made it this far could answer some questions:

    1) Why doesn't TDS show that I have an IP any more? It always showed my connected IP.

    2) How does one go stealth from these port hits or is the router already stealthed?

    3) Why does my localhost have so many listening TCP's with remote ports identified?

    Long winded aren't I?
     
  5. I saw you" up on the roof" as I drove by last night, but was not sure if you were feeding the pigeons or setting out bait so you could lock and load for the new season right from your study.



    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,3525547~root=security,1~mode=flat


    Want some chips...I can't stand the taste...but I like that idea of selling other people's money. :D :D :D :D :D


    That care Frank


    Your Bud,

    Otis R

    Take a ride on the Redding RailRoad..do not pass go..but slip me 200 clams anyway.
     
  6. zappa

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    MyNM-Thanks for the laugh. Nice links too. I love Pringles. Thing is I live up in the hills. I will be the first warwalker in my neighborhood. In fact I will create a new standard by cruising the 'hood in my '63 topless Vette with my laptop in the passenger seat all while in promiscuous mode, I mean the laptop. LOL.

    The headlines will read "topless in promiscuous mode".

    I have to say the roof is really fun. I will invite my wife up to the roof Saturday night for a look at the stars, a little surfing safari with a bottle of wine in the middle. Initially, she Will think it's a silly idea then once up there she will get in the groove. I highly recommend it to all. I surfed to Astronomy sites and had a different focus. The dogs will be jealous they can't hang while the cat has a route up to the roof already.
     
  7. Ah..Knew you were a kindred spirit..have fun now..and keep that pringles can tuned into the frequency of those earthquakes and termors out there so you do not fall off that california roof. :)

    When you hear " I feel the earth move under my feet" not to worry..The gals might be from Venus and we hang out at Mars..but when you have a cat on a hot tin roof..the world comes in focus.

    Be Well,

    John

    PS: have a 66 chevelle SS that is lonely for your Vette. :cool:
     
  8. FanJ

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    Hi Zappa,

    1) : maybe a good idea to post at the TDS forum.

    2) : there are routers that doesn't keep you stealth but closed, in particular on UDP or port 113.
    (But the question then is: how much of a problem is that....).
    This thread might give you some idea how to get around that:
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,3351209~root=security,1~mode=flat
    But I guess that for example Unicron could maybe tell you more about it.
     
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    WOW :D
     
  10. zappa

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    ++This is directly related to the astronomical surfing on the roof.

    ##Sweet. The list of Wilder's members with classic cars continues to grow. I wonder if Paul knew?


    Thanks FanJ for the response on my questions. I will follow your advice. Looking for the network gurus advice.
     
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    Does a '68 Mustang count? Not a great year collector wise but fun to drive.
     
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    Sure! - It's just me, being a British old timer addict :D

    regards.

    paul
     
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    didn't ford sell that GT40 in england? I hear they are going to make new ones in the US.
     
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    mmm..getting rather off topic here :rolleyes:

    I wouldn't know, UNICRON. Selling and building/designing are different things ;)

    Although I must admit: the Rover PII 3500S from the mid sixties replaced the original Rover engine for an US brand (Buick V8 as I recall) one quite soon..(loved that car!)

    edit: still the Jaguar MKII 3.4 is the real beauty. Needs lot of care though..

    regards.

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    Off topic is quite OK by me gentlemen. My purpose of the thread was to share 802.11A coverage in a SFR and then I thought I should share my install issues. Even using the AP's power cord for the router. :D

    UNI- I had absolutely mentally included your '68 'Stang as a classic, heck yea it's a classic.

    On second thought as a punishment for going off topic, ;) , I have two questions, one for both, for you to answer: :D

    1) How does one shut down ports through the router so they can't be accessed by outside traffic? I use a ruled based firewall so maybe that is the way to go to close ports or maybe through TDS? I use WIN98SE.

    2) Can you comment on the port hits like why are there remote login attempts on port 22?
     

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    Ports by name, easier for me.
     

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    Don't know if I can put more then 1 pic on a post. Or don't know how...bottom half.
     

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    Netstat from TDS. I this normal to have localhost attempting access?
     

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  20. Normal stuff..and you do have some neat proggies to do your win98..but I am a guy who cuts to the chase and use these two very small programs to tell me what is really going on with Win98se and why....
    Do yourself a favor and download this tool and you will not have to fool around with CTRL+ALT+DEL any more and you will be able to see everything that is really running on your PC.


    http://www.turboware.com/WhatsHappening.htm


    We are now distributing the Freeware version of What's Happening - A handy utility that displays all of the programs and dll's running on your system (and more). The current version is 1.02. What's Happening is also being distributed on the companion diskette for "Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Expert Companion," a book to be published this summer by Microsoft Press. The author is Carl Siechert.


    -----------------------------------------------------------

    Netmon is a compact, easy-to-use network information utility. It displays infomation pertaining to the IP, TCP, UDP and ICMP protocols. It's main purpose is viewing connections made using TCP and UDP protocols from or to your computer. This information may prove very useful in hunting trojans (or other suspicious activity) present in your system.
    Netmon is a graphical conversion of the "netstat" utility shipped with Windows. It's main advantages over the console based version, is the graphical user interface (GUI), the database of common trojan ports and the complete list of well-known ports (the ports that are numbered below 1024 and reserved for different applications).

    Users familiar with the netstat utility should feel at home with the GUI and the information presented.

    Copyright (c) 1999-2001 Johan Samuelson

    You can download it here.
    netmon160.exe
    http://nidaho.net/1way/files/files.htm
     
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    you router doesn't keep all ports closed or stealthed automatically? A rules based firewall like KPF does it with easy.
    port 22 as your pretty programs show you is SSH login. Means nothing to windows but I use it to log into my linux boxes and my university's Unix systems. It is basically a secure form of telnet. command prompt stuff. People search for systems running the service that may be vunerable to some kind of attack.
     
  22. FanJ

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    Hey John,

    I knew ;)
    I have her LP Tapestry myself; I bought it in '79.

    BTW: thanks for the link!
     
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