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    Got a wireless router installed and working perfectly-my question is how important is it to do some security? I live in a fairly low density area for what its worth. What are the potential risks if any other then someone being able to steal free internet access?
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    I am not 100% positive, but I think you may be responsible for whatever someone else does on your connection. If they are using it for nefarious purposes... well, it's your network.

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    Its always best to setup security. You can setup WEP using 64bit encryption. Use your telephone number including area code as your WEP key using Key 1 instead of a passcode. When you want to connect a workstation, it will ask for the WEP key, just put your telephone number in, and you should be all set. Call me if you have any questions. Sorry I never got back to you dude, but I was out of work on Monday and in bed all day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creeping Death View Post
    Its always best to setup security. You can setup WEP using 64bit encryption. Use your telephone number including area code as your WEP key using Key 1 instead of a passcode. When you want to connect a workstation, it will ask for the WEP key, just put your telephone number in, and you should be all set. Call me if you have any questions. Sorry I never got back to you dude, but I was out of work on Monday and in bed all day.
    What's the best way to do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by borinka99 View Post
    What's the best way to do this?
    Read the manual to your router.
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    After you log into the router, there is generally a section that says something like Wireless Security or Wireless Settings. You can then choose the encryption type (64bit WEP, 128bit WEP, WPA, etc.). There is then a seperate area or page where it will let you choose your WEP key (There are 4 keys, but just use Key 1) or a passphrase. I would avoid passphrases as some companies passphrase algorithm is different so they key won't match. Stick with a 10 digit number and you should be fine.
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    Thanks everybody!
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    You should use WPA rather than WEP.

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