Wireless Router setup is almost the same as a wired router installation a few extra steps. But those extra steps will secure your data.
Because most of the information you need is on the Wireless Router setup page, I will only go into the Security settings on this page.
You need to have a way to keep these people (hackers/crackers/thieves!) from reading your signal and keep them out of your computer and router and doing this wireless router setup will help secure your data.
Wireless Router setup:
How do you do that? With the security built into your NIC and router.
Different wireless routers use different names for their properties but they work the same, I have a Linksys router so I will use their names for the properties sheets.
Wireless Router setup security:
To get the highest encryption level use 'Infrastructure' not 'Ad-Hoc'.
You are set, if someone wants to hack your wireless network it will take them a long time. Most hackers give up after a couple of attempts.
Now you can carry your laptop any where with in range of the wireless router and have network connectivity.
Now that wasn't so hard was it?
See ya by the pool!
I have over the years as a Systems Admin came into contact with a lot of network devices. Some are good, some are bad, and some are down right ugggllllyyy...
I won't dwell on the bad or the ugly (although the ugly should get a mention, maybe on another page...),
The good goes like this - of all the Network and home/small business routers, switches, and wireless access points I like the Linksys products. I have not had a failure that was not self induced and I have four products that are over fourteen years old.
Like all network devices they run 24/7 and very seldom are powered down. Now you have to be careful with electronic devices when you leave them powered up for long lengths of time the PCB, solder joints, and IC's (see my glossary for what these terms mean if I am baffling you with the 'Geek') expand with heat and never get a chance to contract. So when the device is powered down and cools off the components shrink this shrinkage introduces what is called micro-fracture. A micro fracture is when the contraction of the material cracks. Back in the old days components were larger and the solder joints were thicker so powering down a device didn't fail because of the micro-fractures.
The reason I dwell on the Linksys being powered up 24/7 and then were powered off for a week while we went to Seattle on vacation. When we came home I crossed my fingers and powered up the three switches, the wireless access point, and the router. No problems! Now I saw two servers, three switches, and a router go down hard when they were powered off for 48 hours! I am impressed.
By turning on
the key for
WPA, you have