Wireless security questions

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Morod, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. Morod macrumors 68000

    Morod

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    Hi everybody,
    I'm moving tomorrow, so for the first time in my life I will be using a wireless broadband connection.
    I bought an AEBS for this purpose (the broadband connection point in my new place is not where I want my iMac, hence the wireless solution).
    I bought an AEBS as my wireless router, which will be hooked up to a Time Warner cable modem.
    Questions: I want to use WPA2 as my safest encryption choice, correct? And I do not want to broadcast my wireless network, correct? I am assuming these choices will be presented to me as I run my AirPort Utility setup for the AEBS.
    Anything else I need to know? Trust me on this, I am an absolute neophyte at wireless networks, so any info, no matter how basic, is most welcome!
    Did I mention I will be leaving my present network in approximately 12 hours? So time is not on my side.
    Thank you all for any info/advice/comments you can offer, and see you on the other side!
    Morod
     
  2. mankar4 macrumors 6502a

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    you do want to broadcast (if you don't broadcast, your network will be hidden). wpa2 is the most secure.
     
  3. Morod thread starter macrumors 68000

    Morod

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    Thank you for the help, mankar4. It is most appreciated!
    Morod
     

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