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Wireless security for a newbie.
« on: November 15, 2006, 10:29:18 AM »
Hi all, I have just installed an Etec router to my XP Professional desktop and am using a laptop with Windows 2000 professional and wondered what you thought was the easiest/best system to use for security, ie WEP or otherwise, your advice would be appreciated,thanks, Jim.

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Re: Wireless security for a newbie.
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2006, 01:18:17 PM »
I really need to write a FAQ about this...  WPA provides the most secure networking but is the trickiest to set up.  WEP is okay; WEP2 is better than WEP.  What you'll be able to do depends a lot on the limitations of all your network hardware.

You should lock down your computers with reasonably strong passwords, particularly if you use file sharing.
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