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Intro and input request

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by panda317, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. panda317

    panda317 Guest

    Hi, I thought I'd introduce myself;

    My name's Pat, and I'm a student (again!)...

    I am doing a presentation on 'Home Wireless Networking Safety and Security" for school on Wednesday, May 2nd.

    I know now that there's no such thing as "Safety & Security", but I want to point out that there are steps that can be taken to make a home setu pa bit more secure.

    I've found a lot of info out there, and my presentation is almost done.

    I have, at home, a Linksys WRT54G V2.0 with the latest firmware from Linksys. I also have a USR Wireless Router w/print server setup as an AP.

    I think the setup works fairly well, using different channels on each router.

    Any tips for me about my presentation?

    Any tips for me about my V2.0 router?

    Any tips for me about using 2 wireless routers together?

  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Hmmm lets see:

    Well, WEP is better then nothing but is still a joke. Make sure minimally basic password gets changed, no matter where i go i can find an unsecured router to log into. MAC association/authentication is also a good choice but can also be easily gotten around unless in a WPA environment. Thats what comes to mind concerning that one but i am sure you probably already have it covered. Oh also dont get to technically as you will push many non-techies away.

    The V2 router is a great router, for you make sure you check out a few 3rd party firmwares after you give your presentation as i think you will probably enjoy them.

    As for making the 2 communicate, lots of ways to do it just depends on what opens you have available too you. Could use WDS, set one up as a client of the other, or use one as a bridge. It really just depends on what you want to do and what the current feature set of the router offers.

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