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Settting up Home security on Wireless Router

Last response: in Wireless Networking
January 16, 2006 2:28:44 PM

Any guides out there - want to set up a more secured wireless network for home use Have Linsys router - two laptops and two desktops on system
system setup and running now - want to add security features

January 17, 2006 6:36:10 PM

Here is an article about WiFi WEP which will enable you to place a 128bit encryption on your WiFi. Also you can choose NOT to broadcast your SSID, which is also helpful.

WiFi WEP Article
January 18, 2006 1:22:15 AM

Things you need to enable:

Encryption: WPA is better, much better infact, than WEP. Either is better than none.
Router Password: Change it from the default
Mac filtering: Each network hardware has a unique mac id, you can set your router to just allow your hardware onto the network.
January 18, 2006 1:23:05 AM

Oh, and stop the router from handing out IP addresses / DNS server adresses. Enter them for each PC manually.