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New router questions

by mike62 / December 15, 2008 2:55 AM PST

My current network is going on 3 years old. I use a D-Link router wireless G. I assume my security is WEP although I am not sure how to verify it. I know when I pull up available internet contacts a couple of neighbors say WPA and mine and others just say it is protected.

If I upgrade to get WPA or WPA2 hardware am I ok in getting the N or whatever the fastest is out there to plan for the future? I know my laptop has the slower speed and will only work for what it is capable of but will it still work with the faster routers?

Finally, will the replacement just be a simple hardwire changeout and installation of new software?

Thanks for any insight this was my first network and it was pretty much out of the box.

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My Dlink is over 3 years old.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 15, 2008 3:51 AM PST
In reply to: New router questions

And is loaned out a lot. It does WPA just fine. You may need nothing more than Dlink's latest firmware and the settings we supply in our forum sticky.

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by mike62 / December 15, 2008 8:05 AM PST

Thanks Bob.

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