wifi clueless

By Robyn
Jun 19, 2006
  1. I just ordered my son a new laptop. He wants have a wireless connection. I haven't the first idea of how this works or what I need to do. Someone please help me with some wifi for *****s.
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

  3. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    I don`t know how security conscious you are,but if your thinking of networking in the future -

    Top 10 Security Tips for Home Wi-Fi Networks

    1.Change your router's access name and password.

    2.Don't let users piggyback onto your Wi-Fi net -- turn off peer-to-peer connections.

    3.Stop broadcasting your router's network ID.

    4.Approve all wireless network users in advance.

    5.Turn on wireless data encryption.

    6.Periodically check router logs for rogue users.

    7.Use a strong firewall.

    8.Password-protect your computers and files.

    9.Put your wireless network on its own subnet.

    10.Turn off wireless cards and routers when not in use.

    From HERE
  4. Robyn

    Robyn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank You

    Thank You. That web site did the trick. You were a great help. And as for the security post, THANK YOU. I would have never known all that!!!
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