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Block unwanted wireless network

Hi - have a problem, i currently work for a company that has an internal wireless LAN and when users activate their wireless card it picks up other compaines network.  What's happening is a user will connect to our access point(s) and everything will be OK.  Then be dropped and try to connect to the other company's access point.  

I'm not sure which way to ensure our users stay on our network.

Both network's use WEP encryption to logon.

OS: Windows XP

Is there anyway to block these other companies wireless lan from being picked up?

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eciabattari
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
depending on the wireless cards set them to only log onto the SSID of YOUR wireless network :)
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eciabattariAuthor Commented:
we have both internal & PCMCIA wireless cards (both Cisco brand).  How do you configure SSID to only access our network?

Thanks
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
ah aironet cards yes (lucky you - top quality)

first set the SSID on the access point
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/wireless/airo_350/accsspts/ap350hig/ap350ch3.htm

Then reinstall the cards (USE THE CISCO SOFTWARE) DONT let windows put its own in, with the cisco software you can set specific SSID's

Says pete jelously with a belkin,linksys and microsoft card :(
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bsjldCommented:
Not only the ssid, but set up your WEP and that should make it secure.  they may be able to see your wireless but they won't beable to access your's
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