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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-13-2005, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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How do I protect my wireless network?

i just bought a netgear wireless router, but i don't want all of my neighbors and passers by, using it... apparently most others in my neighborhood don't think like me, because as soon as i checked my laptop, i had SIX unsecured wireless netoworks show up... anyway, can someone help a brotha out?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-13-2005, 09:42 AM
 
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i just bought a netgear wireless router, but i don't want all of my neighbors and passers by, using it... apparently most others in my neighborhood don't think like me, because as soon as i checked my laptop, i had SIX unsecured wireless netoworks show up... anyway, can someone help a brotha out?

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you want to setup WEP, you also want to restrict by mac adresses. I hate to say refer to the manual, but all the info is in there.. differnt brands have different setups.
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you want to setup WEP, you also want to restrict by mac adresses. I hate to say refer to the manual, but all the info is in there.. differnt brands have different setups.
this thing didn't really come with a manual...it just had a folding setup card, that had step by step info on where to plug in the cables...really simple stuff. i can't really find any info on securing it. it does have some stuff in the router setup that mentions "wep" and some other stuff, but no info on setting it up. i guess that i'll check on their site and see if they have any info there.

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Do a google on secure wireless networking. Seems like CNet had a good write up but its been a while.
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this thing didn't really come with a manual...it just had a folding setup card, that had step by step info on where to plug in the cables...really simple stuff. i can't really find any info on securing it. it does have some stuff in the router setup that mentions "wep" and some other stuff, but no info on setting it up. i guess that i'll check on their site and see if they have any info there.

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Under the wep setion, it will let you setup 48bit 128bit or 256bit encryption.. I use 128, it takes a 26 character hexadecimal string... which you will input.. 0-9, and A-F are valid charcters. so make string 26 of them together, apply it..

then you will setup up your wireless machine with the above ecryption.. when you try to connect to the network it should ask you for the encryption key.
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sorry to hijack your thread

How far will my signal travel, and what kinds of things are pp looking for?

I hate to sound naive, but other than occasional online banking, the majority of my surfing is here and the news...

Should I worry?
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How far will my signal travel, and what kinds of things are pp looking for?

I hate to sound naive, but other than occasional online banking, the majority of my surfing is here and the news...

Should I worry?
Yes!

If someone comes by and uses your internet connection to do something bad you'll have some hassles as a result.

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