Re: Very simple request on Linksys.
From: Jack Sandweiss (sandweiss_at_comcast.net)
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 23:42:14 -0800
Unfamiliar with that "particular" router, but use 63 character WPA (NOT
WEP) encryption if it's available. If you can encrypt it with WPA, then
get a sofware firewall like free zonealarm to provide outbound
protection. If WPA is not available, then get one that supports it. (I
use a WRT54G (linksys) router), and select WPA and AES when you
configure it. It's easy. Be sure and change the router default password.
> I have a Linksys wireless router (BEFW11S4), for which I am trying to make
> as secure as possible. I am no tech wiz, and the terminology and
> instructions I find in various Internet sources are of little help (i.e.,
> MAC filtering, what is that?). My setup is very simple. One desktop PC and
> one laptop using a Linksys wireless card. That's it. What do I do, enter,
> and where, at the default IP address of 192.168.1.1 to make my setup as
> secure as possible? I changed the SSID to something else, and turned off
> SSID Broadcast, but doing that terminates access to the laptop.
> Thank you for answering what I am sure is a very elementary question.
> - Phil