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Some post wifi set up questions

How often should I change my passkey? Is it necessary to do that?
How often should I change my router password? Again is it necessary?

How do I change the channel? Or how do I find out which channel would work for me? Is one channel weaker than the other?

And I have secured the network (the little lock shows up), but I know nothing is really THAT secure. How do I know if and when someone else is stealing?

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Answers . . .

Actually, questions here first. Since you told us absolutely nothing about your setup, how can we help?

Passkey - WEP or WPA?

Password - not necessary

Change channel - Read the owner's manual since you didn't tell us your router make and model. Only need to change if you are having drop offs.

Stealing - Do you have security set up? WEP, count on it.

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Sorry more info

I got a Cisco valet M10
WPA
SSID is disabled
Mac address used
Figured out the channel stuff. Happy
Firewall is enabled

Have a desktop running Linux also with a firewall running
And a MAC Laptop

Possibly will have a laptop with Windows too.

It's a nice router, I have nothing to compare it to since I didn't have one before.

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SSID is disabled

Over in the Cnet networking forum the sticky writes that you might have troubles when SSID is disabled. Problems include cant' connect to drops.

WPA is good security. I'd stick with that.

MAC addresses add no security, only troubles for most. We cover this in the forum sticky.
Bob

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thanks

will check out all the info

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