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    Linksys wireless router coupled with my original - security question

    I have a few questions that I hope someone can help me with.

    I have a GNET 8 port router with a printer port and since there was no wireless alternative for such a router I decided to connect the linksys wireless WRT54GS router. When I had trouble connecting it, I called up Linksys and they informed the I should disconnect the DHCP service on Linksys since it's connected to the other router.

    The GNET router is hardwired directly to 3 computers in the home, the Linksys is strictly for the PSP and my notebook. Are there any security problems that I should be aware of in this particular situation?

    Thank you.

    P.S I wasn't sure where I should of posted this - routers, wireless or security so feel free to move it to the appropriate area. Thanks!
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    use WPA, change the default password of the wireless router, and change the default SSID.


    You realize you wont be able to access the wireless comps/devices from your wired computers?

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    Yes I do but it's not important and THANK YOU

    btw the sony psp uses WEP, does that mean I cannot use wpa?
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    If it only has WEP its better than nothing, WPA is alot more secure but WEP will keep most people out (use 128bit or higher).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Think
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    Your welcome WEP should be just fine, dont get all scared about it (if a person wants in the network THAT bad, they will get in regardless of the encryption yanoo?). It takes a good attack about 2 hours or so to crack 128bit WEP, this isnt exactly how long most guys wardriving want to sit around and wait just to get in a residental wireless network. 99% of them out there are wide open, those are the targets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wee96
    Your welcome WEP should be just fine, dont get all scared about it (if a person wants in the network THAT bad, they will get in regardless of the encryption yanoo?). It takes a good attack about 2 hours or so to crack 128bit WEP, this isnt exactly how long most guys wardriving want to sit around and wait just to get in a residental wireless network. 99% of them out there are wide open, those are the targets.
    That's one of the reasons I don't want to set-up network sharing between my computers. My computers are not shared and the printer is shared through the other wired router that I have set-up. The notebook wireless connection shares the printer as well through it's connection from the Linksys router that's tapped into the wired router.

    I hope sony changes the PSP to accept WPA in the near future.

    Thanks again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Think
    That's one of the reasons I don't want to set-up network sharing between my computers.
    If you do sharing, use NT permissions. Then there is no worry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat
    If you do sharing, use NT permissions. Then there is no worry.

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    NT permissions? Can you elaborate please
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