General discussion

Wireless Security

Some folks in here have mentioned some interesting stuff about wireless networks. The first most important thing to do is change the wireless router default user name and password. By default it is usually admin, password. Change this first to keep outsiders from making any changes to your router. Then be sure to use a WPA/WEP security key. Make your key as long and complicated as possible(Write it down!). I know it's a hassle to type long character sets, but the more, the better. Disable SSID on your router if possible, this way most everyday users and unexperienced crackers/hackers won't even know your network is there. Use the following programs to seal the deal...Norton Internet Security(Includes Personal Firewall), Spybot S&D(use tea and system timer), or any other preferred software to your liking. Also, my Netgear router has a firewall built in. Good Luck and Happy Virus/Trojan free surfing. P.S. - I have personally secured at least 4 different un-secured wireless networks for my neighbors as they just simply didn't know any better. The best time to seek new wireless networks is around/after Christmas time. I know...the elves forgot to set your security before delivery.

Discussion is locked

Reply to: Wireless Security
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: Wireless Security
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

CNET Forums

Forum Info