Securing my network Tags: Configuration Wireless Networking Last response: September 29, 2006 7:16 PM in Wireless Networking Share johnnysgurl July 30, 2006 2:45:24 PM I have a Belkin Wireless G Router and I want to know how to make my network secure to only the two computers that I have running on it(the main computer and my laptop) so that no other outside user can gain access to my connection More about : securing network blue68f100 July 30, 2006 6:55:50 PM There is no fool proof way execpt to pull the plug. But you can minimize the exposure. Make sure your router's firewall is on. Turn off respond to ping. Make sure you are using WPA with string key, GRC.com has a generator to create one for you. DO NOT RUN P2P SOFTWARE. or IE (too many holes) Run Shieldsup from gre.com to make sure you have no ports open and runing in stealth mode. Run AV, Firewall's, Spyware/adware scanning software. As for Spy/Adware you will need at least 2, none catches everthing. Have one running at all times and do manual scans on regular basis. When PC is not needed TURN THEM OFF. Good luck with your belkin, they come with added features like lockup's dropped connections. They are cheap and that what you get. atarione September 29, 2006 7:16:41 PM basically you want to do the following to make things as secure as possible. enable WPA (WPA2 is better if it is an option on the router) but WPA if that is all you got. you can enable MAC filters on most wifirouters (not that hard to defeat but might as well) make sure to change the default Admin password on the router change the Default SSID be a good neighbor..... (unlike my moron nieghbors) and double check for other existing Wifi networks and pick a channel unused by other previously installed wireless networks. if you do these things you will not be 100% assured that none can ever gain access, but you'll be about as safe as you reasonably can w/ the equipment you have. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSecuring a home network for outside access? Forum SolvedSecuring my home network Forum Need help securing my wireless network with an ipad Forum Securing VPN, Wireless and VoIP Network Forum Securing my wireless network Forum Having problems securing my wireless network. Forum Securing wireless network (WEP) Forum help me securing up my dlink based wirelees network Forum NAT is not a mechanism for securing a network.. but.. HELP! Forum help with securing network Forum Problem Securing Network Forum Securing Wireless Network w/ certificates and no user inte.. Forum Securing network Forum securing wireless networks Forum SolvedNetwork Security Question Forum SolvedWill a VPN still keep you anonymous / secure on the internet if it is a part of your home network? Forum Solvedhow can i find the "network security key" when the whole building is Wi-Fi'd and i do not have access to the router? Forum Solvedwhere is wireless switch on my Dell laptop? How do I retrieve my network security key? Forum SolvedCisco Secure Network Server Forum SolvedForgot network security key - Belkin router Forum More resources Read discussions in other Wireless Networking categories Configuration Security Connectivity !