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    Senior Member DuuhMojo's Avatar
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    Wireless Router

    Hey guys,

    I really don't see a "misc" forum so I am just posting in here hyeah:

    I'm in the market for buying a wireless router, also needs built in firewall (most have them). Any recommendations? I see the LinkSys wireless G one and then a LinkSys wireless G with Superbooster, I'm assuming it's faster. Anyways and
    feedback would be appriciated. Also I would like it to have wireless and harline connections on it.

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    I have a Linksys router and a Linksys wireless access point in my house.
    No problems with either.
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    The forum would be "Off Topic" and I've moved the post for you.

    I agree with the Linksys recommendation, but make sure you set up your security, out of the box you'll be providing internet for everyone in broadcasting range & people do drive around looking for free access spots.

    Cheers!
    There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

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    Ya so my next thing is to locate a good How-To for locking it down.

    Also does your guys wireless router also have land lines?

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    The installations instructions that come with the router will detail how to lock it down. Several ways of doing that.

    With a Linksys wireless router, you have both wireless and wired-lines. You can lock it down for wireless access a few different ways....only allowing a certain MAC address to connect, and also using WEP. I'm sure there are experts out there who can eventually connect if they want, but at least it'll keep the neighbors out.
    With a Linksys wireless access point (which just provides wireless access to your network...it does NO routing), you can only lock it down with WEP. No much to setup one of these puppies.

    As Krugar mentioned earlier, out of the box, these things are wide open. You have to enable the security. Otherwise, your' neighbor's teenager will be using your bandwidth to download movies/music.
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    Worse than that some body could use your wireless to attack your network (steal anything on your computer) and / or use it as an access point for illegal activity.

    For example I could park my car, near your house, whip out my laptop & start downloading kiddie porn. Somebody investigating that is going to see your router as the access point & come to talk to you about it.

    Cheers!
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    Well I'm lookign at getting this one here.

    http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satel...VisitorWrapper

    A lot of people and sites recommend it.

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    Looks good!

    Location of the wireless router in your house is also very important.
    Mine is located in my office ontop of a shell on the ground floor...this gives me good coverage anywhere in the house (even the patio in the backyard).
    My daughter has a wireless laptop and she has no issues anywhere in the house.
    I also have the 7db antenas that can be purchased seperately. Helped a lot. I would try the ones that come with the router first....depending on where the router is in your house and the range you need, you may not require the extra length.
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    When I still lived at my moms house, I placed mine in the attic up in the rafters, with a fan pointing at it so it didn't overheat up there.. I could walk around the entire block and still get a signal.. No I just keep mine in the basement with my firewall, switches and dsl modem. Works fine everywhere in the house.

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    Well I went and picked up the Linksys WRT54GS at lunch time.

    Happy b-day to me!

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