Wireless Network

My Linksys BEFW11S4 Wireless-B Cable/DSL Router is installed and working.

Working on my laptop instead of Amber’s extremely slow ancient PC is a lot more fun. After all, my laptop is more than 6 times faster and has 4 times the RAM compared to Amber’s machine. These are the only two machines connected to our LAN right now since we need to create some space to unpack my desktop and the printer.

The wireless network works everywhere in the apartment and in the stairwell. I should try it outside the building as well.

Here is what I did to secure my wireless network:

  1. Changed the Linksys admin utility password.
  2. Changed the default SSID on the router.
  3. Disabled SSID broadcast.
  4. Enabled WEP on both the router and the laptop.
  5. Set up MAC filtering on the wireless network to allow only my notebook access.

Anything else I need to do?

Author: Zack

Dad, gadget guy, bookworm, political animal, global nomad, cyclist, hiker, tennis player, photographer

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