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Secure Wireless Network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by jiriki100, Apr 7, 2008.

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  1. jiriki100

    jiriki100 Thread Starter

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    Is there any place I can go and get information on securing my wireless network??? Right now I have 4 computers, 3 of which are hooked up to a wireless network. I need to know how I go about securing this network. I am using a linksys router and hub. I would also like to be able to share files and print on my main computer from all the computers as well.
     
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    Using an ethernet connected computer login to the router and enable encryption. Use WPA-PSK (or WPA2) if all devices support it. For best security use a passphrase of 20+ mixed letters (upper and lower case), numbers and special characters; do not use dictionary words.

    If you must use WEP it is better than nothing; use a HEX key, not an ascii passcode.

    When you then connect the wireless computers you will be promted to provide the same WPA passphrase or WEP key.

    Ignore any advice to use MAC address filtering, SSID broadcast disabling, etc. Encryption is what secures wireless.
     
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