In my post at http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6132_102-0.html?forumID=32&threadID=235558&messageID=2413798 we see video of WEP being cracked in about 10 minutes. The discussion continues with nods about it's demise and to move to WPA2 if possible.
Forgive me; am new Mac user, new wireless user. Set up a wireless router in my house for my new laptop; it is plugged into the wireline router that our older PC lives on.
In the Netgear router set up menu, there was an option for security settings, passwords, generating keys, etc. I am not sure I filled that in (I went through set up so many many times, I am not sure I had filled in that page when I had finally done everything correctly and the connection worked.) Is enabling the WEP security on that Netgear wireless router adequate for you to, say, order something online using a credit card, prevent hijacking? The idea of going back to the router, hooking up to the Mac and checking the setting fills me with revulsion, just in case I do something wrong and make the network stop working. If I do this, will that security precaution be adequate? What else should I do? Thanks very much.