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Old 01-14-2019, 02:58 PM   #31
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I have my shop exactly 60 ft from my house and the WiFi is another 50 to 60 ft inside the house. I don't really want to read through all 28 posts, but was just wondering what was the finial solution for the extender part of problem?
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:09 PM   #32
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schreibdave, Are you or you not going to fix the authentication problem in the way that I described? If not, tell me now so I don't waste any more time with this thread.
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:06 PM   #33
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schreibdave, Are you or you not going to fix the authentication problem in the way that I described? If not, tell me now so I don't waste any more time with this thread.
Guap0 - Thanks for all your help. I dont understand all this stuff and honestly I dont want to. Here's my reasoning for concluding that my problem is a wifi range problem. Please tell me if I am off base:

- with the router in its usual location (60 ft and a few walls away) the tv sometimes finds the wifi signal and sometimes doesnt.

- When I extend the coax cable 60 ft into my family room and place the router next to the tv it finds the signal. If i then enter my username and password on the tv (XXX is U.N and XXX is PW) it connects and works as it should.

I assume that this demonstrates that my problem was with the wifi signal strength. No?

If the problem was with the authentication wouldn't that be true regardless of how close I put the router to the tv?

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When I extend the coax cable 60 ft into my family room and place the router next to the tv it finds the signal. If i then enter my username and password on the tv (XXX is U.N and XXX is PW) it connects and works as it should.
Forget about it because when connecting a device to a router wirelessly, a user name isn't needed. Only a password is needed.


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Thanks for all your help. I dont understand all this stuff and honestly I dont want to.
Ok, I won't try to explain anything else. If it's working, leave it alone. Enjoy your TV.
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Old 01-26-2019, 07:07 PM   #35
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schreibdave,


Yes, you have a wifi signal issue. You proved it when you temporarily moved the router near the TV set.
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Old 03-07-2019, 09:11 PM   #36
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@schreibdave - maybe you have WiFi problems due to everyone else using your WiFi. Is it necessary to post your username and password to a public internet forum . Iíd edit that post and remove it real quick-like.


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Old 03-08-2019, 06:23 AM   #37
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I suppose someone could drive around Syracuse randomly entering my username and PW in the hopes of getting into my WiFi. But since I cant get into my Wifi from the INSIDE of the house i am not worried about someone getting in from outside.
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I suppose someone could drive around Syracuse randomly entering my username and PW in the hopes of getting into my WiFi. But since I cant get into my Wifi from the INSIDE of the house i am not worried about someone getting in from outside.

Manlius? Thought id narrow it down.... Any fish in that pond?
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Old 03-10-2019, 12:19 PM   #39
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LOL. That's right. Amazing what The Google knows.
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You made it rather easy given your username. In 2011 on some snowmobile forum you posted your city, after that I just matched your relationship with Claire & Nicholas.


Beautiful area by the way...

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Old 03-10-2019, 02:58 PM   #41
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Yup. I do frequent a lot of forums and I use two different usernames. I suppose I could switch it up a little but that would be a lot of trouble.
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Old 03-10-2019, 03:55 PM   #42
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I really don't want to be unkind here, but using only one or two login names and/or passwords is not acceptable today. Easy - yes, but safe - NO!. You make it too easy to compromise your family's information. Using your children's names for a password is just plain wrong, particularly if you use them everywhere. Use a password wallet program and create unique login names and passwords for each website/login. Unfortunately, many sites use an email address for a login name. Use an address not used for personal/financial sites.
I personally use over 10 email addresses for various things, use many login names, and no site has the same password. Passwords are as many characters as I can use - 20 max is OK. I only really know what one password is - the master password the the password vault, which then automatically enters the login info into any site I visit. It's easy - my wife has no problem with it. Please don't make the collection and aggregation of your identity easy.
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:12 AM   #43
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Is there a password wallet program that you recommend?
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Is there a password wallet program that you recommend?

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