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Linksys LELA or W7?


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Wol

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I've just upgraded from XP to Windows Seven.

I had a small wired/wireless network based on a Cisco Linksys WAG 160N gateway, which I managed to set up using the bundled LELA application. However, when with XP Windows wouldn't recognise the network from my netbook even when it was connected OK and I was able to use the LELA app to "see"it.

I think I will start again with W7, reset the router/modem and build the network again.

Would I be better off doing it from Windows Seven, or using the LELA way? I get easily confused!
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The only tricky parts are the Encapsulation settings. You may need to contact your ISP for optimal settings. The rest involves you choosing an SSID, WPA2-Personal with AES encryption and a strong key, which you can generate with a bit of help.

63 random alpha-numeric characters
https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm
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I haven't tried the W7 setup method: just thought it might be more userfriendly than LELA and more widely accessible.

(I use the random generator that Steve Gibson has on grc.com)
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Just follow the Network Setup Guide in Windows 7.
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@Wol:

I just call it the manual method.

Use a PC hardwired to the WAG 160N. It doesn't matter if it's runs Windows, Linux, or Inferno OS.

Type 192.168.1.1 where you'd normally type a URL. The password is usually admin and the username empty, on a Linksys, after a hard reset.

As I stated above, choose the Encapsulation settings, SSID, WPA2, AES, generate a key, and also change the router's default password from admin to something more complicated. The few simple changes should allow for a secure network.
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Thanks - I will try that (Presumably from the W7 application?)
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