Hello DW,

The router does ask for the WEP key each time. Its just that the key
is stored on the machine where it was already typed in. So it does not
need to ask the user again for it.

One thing you might want to do is add MAC address filtering. Then you
can add and delete MAC addresses that you do/don't want to have access
to your wireless network.

Also, you can use the network monitoring tool, First Alert Service
Monitor, to make sure your network or network services are up, and can
alert you if otherwise. Available here:

Kind Regards,
Bill Krahmer

Internet/network service monitoring software.
"First Alert Service Monitor" - Free trial.

On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 18:42:44 GMT, Dave wrote:

>Desktop XP-SP2 hardwired to a Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router
>Laptop XP-SP2 with Linksys WPC54G Wireless Adapter
>The Router is configured to have WEP Security with 128 bit encryption
>The first time I connected to the network with the laptop, I had to
>enter the level of encryption, password and which one of the 4 keys to
>use in order to gain access to the network. Just the way I wanted it
>to act. However, each time there after, every time I turn on my
>laptop, it connects to the network without asking for the security
>stuff. The only exception is if I connect to another network since
>last connecting to my network.
>This concerns me because if I give permission to someone to access my
>network and they donít access another network before coming back
>around to mine, they will get automatic connection to my network
>without having to deal with the security inputs again.
>How do I get this thing to ask for all the security inputs each and
>every time someone, even me, petitions the network for access?