Re: LINKSYS WRT54GS
- From: "John Weiss" <jrweiss98155(at)@[nospam]comcast(dot).net>
- Date: Mon, 1 May 2006 14:17:33 -0700
"geo" <huskyrider390@xxxxxxxxx> wrote...
thinking more now of the LINKSYS WRT54GS router for future wireless, can I
get some opinions on this one from the people that have it.
a. how easy to get up and running, any configuring or does it run pretty
much out of the box
b. i don't have wireless anything now, can you disable the wireless part of
c. what do you have to do to keep people from stealing your connection with
I have one; works great!
Linksys has a configuration CD to set iy up "automatically," but you may want to
set it up manually just to get familiar with it. For the most part, the
defaults work fine, so only change what you think you need to change.
Yes, the wireless side can be disabled.
There are several ways to keep people from stealing your bandwidth:
The best is to enable WPA security. WEP is the old standard; WPA is the
Enable the feature that allows only certain MAC addresses (a hexadecimal
number on every network card), and list your wireless LAN cards.
Disable the "SSID broadcast" feature to make it a bit harder for others to
WPA should take care of virtually all unwanted intruders; the other 2 will help
if you have to disable WPA for troubleshooting.
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