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Wireless router question

bobsalot

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#1
I am getting sky broadband soon. It comes with a free wireless router. With this router..will the internet be constantly available wirelessly (for psp) even when my pc is off. If so, how is it secured so that only i can access it when the pc is turned off. I know its something to do with WEP codes or filtering MAC codes..and how will these work with the pc off. i need more info.

Thanks in advance!!!


xx bobsalot xx
 

madmatt

Bow Down to the King
Political User
#2
I'd recommend setting up WPA encryption (instead of WEP) and MAC address filtering. That is your best bet.
 
#5
The Sky Router is essentially a NetGear DG834G afaik which are quite easy to setup. The availability of your PC won't matter in the slightest, so long as the router is on wireless is available. As the angry one said, recommend using WPA (if you can, WEP if not) and MAC filtering too.

If it is a DG834G then MAC filtering is under "Setup Access Control" in the Wireless Setup page.
 

ray_gillespie

OSNN Veteran Addict
Political User
#9
I found WEP was better with that router than WPA - WPA kept dropping out whenever I did anything harsh on my computer. But like the guys said, if you can get WPA going with no problems then that's your best bet.
 

Tweakfiend

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#13
The Sky Router is essentially a NetGear DG834G afaik which are quite easy to setup. The availability of your PC won't matter in the slightest, so long as the router is on wireless is available. As the angry one said, recommend using WPA (if you can, WEP if not) and MAC filtering too.

If it is a DG834G then MAC filtering is under "Setup Access Control" in the Wireless Setup page.
Yes they use the DG 834G router /modem but according to Sky their system does not work with other Netgear routers such as the DG834PN I have , or other makes supplied by the user, presumably due to a customised setup.
Just in case others want to use their service.
 

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