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wifi signal too strong.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by steve1time, Apr 18, 2007.

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  1. steve1time

    steve1time Thread Starter

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    i have just found out that my wifi signal is being seen all over my estate all though i have wpa security turned on and i have just turned off broadcast ssid i would like to turn the strength of the router down if that is possible.it is a belkin54g.cant think of the mn at this moment.
     
  2. jackdw

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    if it has WPA on it, what's the problem? In a few routers I have used there is a power level, usually 0%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%. Don't worry about it, no-one can hack WPA, consider WPA2 if your router and clients can support it for the extra safe touch.
     
  3. JohnWill

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    If you use a long and random key (20 char or more, numbers and letters), you are quite secure with WPA. That's all I run here, and I have no fears about anyone hacking the network. I also don't advise you disable SSID broadcasts, since that just makes it harder for you to use your own network, it is an anemic security measure at best.
     
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    Indeed, I sleep well at night with WPA in operation. People will not bother your network with this kind of security when your neighbor's network is wide open.
     
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