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Protecting my network and Internet connection. (D-Link G624M)

Discussion in 'Networking' started by robaldo, Aug 5, 2006.

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  1. robaldo

    robaldo Thread Starter

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    I have a D-Link DSL-G624M Wireless ADSL Router and use it to share the internet to 1 other computer and 2 laptops in the house.

    I dont think its protected and need help on how to do this so people outside this house cant access our connection.

    Im not good with networking and didnt want to change any settings incase i did wrong.
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Login to the router and enable WPA-PSK encryption. Use a passphrase of 20+ letters and numbers (and special chars. if desired). Tape the passphrase to the bottom of the router for later use. Enter the same passphrase on all the PCs you want to access the network.

    If any devices don't support WPA, look for a driver (adapter) or firmware (router) update.

    If absolutely necessary use WEP 128-bit with a good hex key.
     
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    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Just to clarify TerryNet's comment, using a WPA passphrase or WEP key only applies to computers that use a wireless connection to the DSL-G624M. A PC connected via one of the 4 wired LAN ports does not use WPA or WEP.
     
  4. robaldo

    robaldo Thread Starter

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    thanks for the help, ive sorted it.
     
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