wireless connection using Linksys

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by seablue, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. seablue macrumors regular

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    Just got hooked up via satellite connection. It's not a true satellite connection but I'll call it that for simplicity. My real question is.... I'm using a Linksys router for my laptop and how do I know I'm secure?
    I followed instructions step by step off a site for macs and routers. But i would like to be sure. Instructions seemed too easy and not enough steps -LOL.
     
  2. seablue thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think I'm ok as best as I can tell. I have it set up with a WEP password. I configured the laptop but didn't do anything with the desktop. I went over to the desktop and lo and behold, I had to enter the password that I had picked with the laptop. So, I believe I'm good.
    I don't know how that works but it seems it did :)
    I'm out in the country with no close neighbors so I don't know who would try to use my connection anyway.
     
  3. macleod199 macrumors 6502

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    WEP is incredibly easy to break, FYI, to the point where they it's against the "802.11n" to let you enable it. You want WPA or WPA2 instead. Your router and/or laptop may require a firmware/drive update to enable it, depending on how old it is.
     
  4. seablue thread starter macrumors regular

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    UGH! ok.... went in and found the WPA tab and got that done. So, that should do it now? I didn't need any firmware update. If I did need one, it wouldn't have accepted the password correct?
     

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