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Posted: 5/12/2003 2:45:01 PM EDT
Any tips? Right now it's just plugged into my desktop, but I plan to get a wireless network up. What do I need to do to secure it now? how about later?
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 2:51:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/12/2003 2:55:55 PM EDT by cduarte]
get a router. linksys and netgear are good, I prefer netgear. this is a good one, go to [url]www.pricewatch.com[/url] and search on RP114. NETGEAR RP114 RP114 Cable/DSL Web Safe Router with 4-port switch - , NEW Retail Price: $ 39 a router will be a good start, but wireless is a security guy's nightmare. I'm not up on the latest wireless protocol, so some reading on whether they do spread spectrum and crypto would be good features to look for. a good AV product is essential as well, ie from symantec, mcafee, sophos. Just remember that AV software is only good if the definitions are current. These days you have to update almost daily.
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 2:57:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 3:43:54 PM EDT
I don't know squat about DSL or cable internet, but I did hear Kim Komando ( the internet goddess) talk about getting a "dynamic" ISP rather than a "static" ISP. From what I understood from this is dial-up systems tag you with a new ISP no# on every log-in (dynamic). A DSL/cable keeps the same ISP all the time (static) so its easier to track. I'm sure the computer gurus will pounce on this with enthusiasm to correct me...which ain't all bad , cause I'd like to hear the correct answer too. Ok guys, what's the answer?
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 3:47:29 PM EDT
Doesn't one of the linksys wireless routers have a built-in firewall?
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