Make sure that: a) you set an SSID other than the default b) you enable 104 (sometimes called 128) bit WEP - create 4 keys, and rotate between them c) use a Wireless Access Point that lets you restrict by MAC address, and use that feature You don't want your next door neighbour stealing your internet connection now.. :-) If you end up with a big network, then consider a VPN - your Wireless Access Point is outside your local LAN. When you connect to the WAP, you need to authenticate to get access to the local LAN, and then you get access to the rest of the 'net. Cheers Ken ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From: "David Bindel" <dbindel at austin.rr.com> To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org> Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 3:39 PM Subject: RE: [thelist] Wireless Networking Advice : : -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- : Hash: SHA1 : : > -----Original Message----- : > From: Joel Canfield : > Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 10:24 PM : > To: 'thelist at lists.evolt.org' : > Subject: RE: [thelist] Wireless Networking Advice : > : > I use Linksys equipment; it's been nearly flawless. 802.11b : > (WiFi) access point serves as firewall, DHCP server, 4-port switch. : > PC and laptop cards are about $100 each, as I recall, and the : > access point is about $200. : : I was looking into Linksys wireless products. At home we already : have the wired router and NICs, and they've worked really well. The : reason we are wanting to upgrade to wireless is so we can take out a : bunch of the network cables that are running through the hallways, : etc. : : > Shirley Kaiser did a nice write-up after she enabled wireless : > on her home network. She has essentially the same setup I do; : > she includes lots of links and helpful info. : > : > http://www.brainstormsandraves.com/2002_03_17_archive.shtml#10856081 : > : : Thanks for the link! : : David Bindel : : -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- : Version: PGP 7.0.4 : : iQA/AwUBPflkhX6TtTuKuQdTEQJyOwCgrdzH474KU3iZdTFS6C+mzCMwC00AnRof : tEdznzOYOg9X270BpzrYLfJ2 : =G2Y1 : -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- : : --- : Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. : Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). : Version: 6.0.427 / Virus Database: 240 - Release Date: 12/6/2002 : : -- : * * Please support the community that supports you. * * : http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ : : For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester : and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org : Workers of the Web, evolt !