I need some help setting up a secured wireless network

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  1. Noparking

    Noparking Platinum Member OT Supporter

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    I've never set one up before, can anyone walk me through the process? Anything would help. Thanks :wiggle:
     
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    do some googling, each method has its limitations.

    I have a lot of different platforms on mine so to avoid headaches I only use the hardware address as security, I have no problems with people snooping my unencryped data.
     
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    What kind of hardware do you have?

    Some routers have WEP, and some have WPA security.

    There's MAC address filtering, you could turn off broadcast SSID, etc...

    Setting up WEP or WPA is more than enough for the average home user.
     
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    ssid broadcast, mac filtering......... stupid.

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/index.php?p=43


    Since you've never set it up before I'm assuming you're going to buy new equipment. Get a router/card that supports WPA or WPAv2 and follow the instructions on how to set it up. It may just require you push a button, it may only take a cd/floppy disk to move the key from PC to PC, you may only have to enter one code........it depends on the hardware you get.

    WPA is very easy to set up. Choose a difficult passphrase and you'll be extremely secure.
     

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