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    Re: chilli555--help!

    Hi!

    I've done both.

    Thanks!

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    Re: chilli555--help!

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    CharlesA will probably chime in here. I recommend both. Your router is undoubtedly a hardware firewall. Generally, the firewall is set to ON by default, but you might poke around in the administration pages and the manual of the router just to confirm it.
    What they said. ^

    You should already have one on your router, but it doesn't hurt to run one on the machine itself.
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    Re: chilli555--help!

    Hi!

    Just a quick follow question:

    I have soft and hard firewalls.

    I have wpa2 protection.

    Do I need to use a VPN at home or just on the road?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: chilli555--help!

    More security is always better than less, however, I feel very secure at home with no VPN and a strong WPA2 password. A strong password is, in my opinion, more than the shortest eight characters, not a part of your name, address, etc. and not likely to be in a crackers dictionary; obviously not 'password,' 'supervisor,' etc. On the road, I avoid, if at all possible, logging in to sites where I must give my bank or credit card details. A cheap motel in Flagstaff is no place to check my investment portfolio!
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    Re: chilli555--help!

    Hi!

    Thanks for your reply!

    I feel pretty safe now.

    LOL copy the Flagstaff!

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    Re: chilli555--help!

    Quote Originally Posted by KegHead View Post
    Hi!

    Thanks for your reply!

    I feel pretty safe now.

    LOL copy the Flagstaff!

    KegHead
    A few months ago, we rented a vacation cabin where the wireless encryption was WEP and the password was the phone number ! That meant anybody could join the network that had access to a local telephone directory! I changed it to WPA2 and a strong password immediately and then changed it back before we left at the end of the vacation. Sometimes a geek has got to take matters into his own hands.
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    Re: chilli555--help!

    Yup!

    a friend works for a "major" league company.

    they had a demo comparing wpa /wpa2.

    someone hacked the wpa within two minutes!

    demo was onsite, hacker was someone-somewhere.

    wpa2 seems to be the de facto standard.

    KegHead

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    Re: Cisco Linksys e-1500

    Hi!

    Follow, follow up!

    I use an N7 remotely in my house, wifi analyzer shows me channels 12,13 & 14 are a better fit, rather than channel 1.

    What gives?

    KegHead

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    Re: Cisco Linksys e-1500

    Depends on what wireless traffic is around you.

    Most of the routers I have seen have a setting that lets it pick the best channel. I know DDWRT does this.
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    Re: Cisco Linksys e-1500

    Hi!

    I have a choice of 11 channels.

    I'm on "1".

    Are there any routers w/channels 12, 13 & 14?

    KegHead

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