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    Hot Spot Protection

    Just got my laptop setup with wireless access.I'm using a D-Link 614+ router and 650+ cardbus.Works great but how do I secure the connection from being accessed by anyone close by?I remember during the setup something about encryption.Has anyone secured their wireless router?
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    Friendly Neighborhood Super Moderator phishhead's Avatar
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    try this out from dlinks tech site...this will walk you thru how to enable WEP.

    http://support.dlink.com/faq/view.as...C%20/%20DI-784



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    You can also turn off Broadcasting in the router setup, and inputting only the IPs of the systems to use the wireless connection.

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    Friendly Neighborhood Super Moderator phishhead's Avatar
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    I would also recommend turning off dhcp and assigning your pcs an ip address then in the router give the router a range from 192.168.0.1-5 or 10 this is how I have my wired setup running. this way easier to maintain and I know what each pcs ip address is. also helps with port forwarding and the such.



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    Near Life Experienced TZ Veteran zipp51's Avatar
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    That's what I was looking for thanks Phish.Iwasn't sure about where to get the key numbers on the setup and whether you enable wep on both the access point and the adapter.Clear now,but it does slow down my connection a bit.
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    Yeah Zipp, depending on the quality of the hardware, enabling WEP or WPA can severly degrade your network performance in terms of Network Bandwidth as well as wireless range... However, these are slight concessions to the possibility of stolen access from neighbors or hacking into your network etc.

    You will need to enable the same level of WEP on both the NIC and Router, also select the same channel and SSID... there will be Wireless section in your router web-interface, and then you will need to edit the setting on the NIC utility.

    Hope it works out for you.

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