Sunday, September 25, 2005

Protecting My Bandwidth

After a recent computer problem, I unplugged my cable modem and router for a few hours to completely reset them. (Well, that was more time than necessary, but since I left the house....) After I got things back up and running, I started to experience a periodic error message about an IP conflict. So I rebooted my wife's computer, which seemed to solve the problem. Except....

Tonight, I saw the same message, but this time my wife's computer was off. Hm. My computer obviously isn't conflicting with its own IP number.... Oops - I forgot to password protect the wireless connection after I reset the router. I set a new password, and voila - no more errors.

I guess one of my neighbors will be investing in their own Internet connection sometime soon.

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