Wireless networking security.

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Guybo42, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. Guybo42

    Guybo42 OSNN Addict

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    Hi all.

    I've been hearing and reading a lot about security on wireless networks and I have a few questions.
    I have a D-Link DI514 on a cable modem, WinXP Pro SP2 on all my machines. My main computer is wired, two pc's and a notebook wireless. I live in a rural subdivision with neighbors approx. 150 to 200 feet away on either side, should I really be worried about security on my network ? By the time the signal travels through my house (1800 square feet)there shouldn't be much strength left to it right ?
    I bought the router refurbished with no manual and the online manual isn't very explicit so if need be, can you suggest a good site for me to gather info on protecting my network ?
     
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  3. Guybo42

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    Thank you, will check it out.
     
  4. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Not a problem :)

    While that article may be a little out of date, you may want to try to setup WPA2 security on your network if your router supports it.
     
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