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    Hmm, I spoke too soon. It sees the network very rapidly, but I have yet to successfully connect to it in my own house - it never receives any packets from it so never gets itself an IP . Not sure what's going wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crash893
    i always thought burden of proof was the responsiblity of the accusing party
    The burden of proof rest on the plantif(or prosecuter depending on type of case), but if you havent learned already, its guilty untill proven innocent. Anyways, the RIAA isnt going to be sending you any letters anytime soon. US Judges have slapped the RIAA into nothing more then a little ***** that places FUTURE lawsuits on people using the alias 'John Doe'. You are responsible for securing your networks, but i dunno about you but i live in USA. If someone uses my network that i 'dont know' how setup to do something 'illcit', ill just turn around and sue the makers of my wireless equipment for not explaining it to me like a dumb-*** while the installer was running.
    Anyways, Netstumbler disables the Zero Wireless Configuration service, so you ocant connect to **** while its running, and after you close it(unless they fixed this) you have to manually restart the service. You could always have windows automatically do it, and just setup very SSID as a prefered network, but im sure thats taking more time then you would like.
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    Aha, I needed to tell the Airtouch wireless config utility on the AP machine to bridge to the wired network. Then it started serving out IP addresses as a DHCP and I got connection with wireless within 2 seconds of enabling the AP. MUCH faster than I ever connect with my laptop when I come into the house!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheerio
    Anyways, Netstumbler disables the Zero Wireless Configuration service, so you ocant connect to **** while its running, and after you close it(unless they fixed this) you have to manually restart the service.
    They have - or at least I don't have that issue on my PC.
    Quote Originally Posted by cheerio
    You could always have windows automatically do it, and just setup very SSID as a prefered network, but im sure thats taking more time then you would like.
    The software that came with my wireless USB nic's seems to be doing the trick for me...
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    not super touchscreen friendly(but not real bad either), but works out for me. uses profiles and can autoconnect to any stored profile. Also pops open a window when it finds a connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquid_smoke
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    not super touchscreen friendly(but not real bad either), but works out for me. uses profiles and can autoconnect to any stored profile. Also pops open a window when it finds a connection.
    So it doesn't autoconnect if you come across a new AP?
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    Can someone give me some suggestions to what cards/antennas to use? price is not really an option. thanks

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    I use Winc when away. It's a great program. There is a flip side to the wireless legal situation. I have both a 1.5mb DSL and 900Mbs cable connections in my condo. Both on separate wireless routers. I have a total of five people who I let leach on me. At first I left one unsecured (cable) and watched the connections. Reviewing the logs (to make sure there was no malicious activity) I picked five that were harmless and added their MAC addresses and secured it. I no longer monitor the logs and haven't had any problems. I use my DSL for secure connections and the cable for the random surfing. What comes around goes around. My cable bill is over $100 a month (internet/HDTV/DVR), I don't feel the least bit bad about sticking it to the cable company and letting a few other have free internet.

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