You've got most of the basics covered for intrusion prevention. Now, get a good antivirus and spyware removal tools installed. Any antivirus is only as good as it's last update. Keep most of them current, including the free ones, and you should do fine. The brand you use is up to you. I use a major brand name (McAfee) because I get both corporate and retail versions free...
In regards to spyware removal tools, I use the free ones at the links below. I think they work better than the "paid for" brands that I have tried. Once again, make sure you keep the definitions up to date on the programs below as well:
I have a linksys wrt54gs router, broadcom (speedbooster) adapter, and xp. One hardwired machine and one wireless.
Windows xp firewall is enabled.
The router has a NAT/SPI type firewall.
DHCP enabled.(max. users- 2)
Changed the ssid.
Changed the administrator password.
Disabled the ssid broadcast.
Enabled WEP (128-bit)
Enabled MAC filtering.
I think that's all I can do without getting more software. (eg. Anti Virus, Spyware Blaster,
Any suggestions? Are the freewares worth considering with something potentially so important?
What am I leaving out?
Thank you all. This is a great forum.