LINKSYS BEFW11S - how to secure the line?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by percy, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    hi. my connection to my pc is unsecured. how can i secure it / encrypt it? i have a Dell 1350 wireless and a Linksys befw11s router. thanks.
     
  2. koko

    koko Got Root?

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    not sure exactly what you mean. have you set the ssid to something other than the default?
     
  3. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    i got it. i had accessed the router setup and enabled the WEP option. thanks.
     
  4. mrowton

    mrowton OSNN Junior Addict

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    In addition to enabling WEP you should also:

    (1) Change the SSID and disable its broadcast
    (2) Disable DHCP on the wireless router
    (3) Implement an access-list, probably by allowing only your MAC address
    (4) Make sure SNMP is disabled on the router