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jaimon
Occasional Visitor

secure officeConnect router

hi all,



i got officeConnect 108MBps 11g

how can i make it router secure? meaning how do i prevent people to surf through me?



thanks a lot

me :-)

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wirelessforever
Frequent Advisor

Re: secure officeConnect router

Hi,

on the wireless side the easiest way is to configure encryption on the SSID you are using. You can use WEP, WPA or WPA2 either one of those are fine for home usage. If you are not sure call 3Com support they will help you.



POM

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Rob_Korn
Advisor

Re: secure officeConnect router

You can do several things, listed in order of security required:



Nothing: wide open

Hidden SSID: still wide open but somewhat invisible

WEP: Visible but requiring a simple code, though easily hacked

WPA: Visible but requiring a simple code, HARD to hack.



You can apply several security schemes in a layered approach. For instance, Hidden SSID with WPA and Mac-address authentification would be VERY secure.



I hope that helps.



Rob.