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About to go wireless. I've got some ?s


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My family is about to switch to wireless. We're gonna use a router, of course, and we were wondering what's the best. We want something that will cover a radius of about 60 feet and has encryption to protect against hackers. Any suggestions of a good router that will fit within a $50 - $100 price range and give us ultimate protection?
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Any wireless card should give you 50-100 foot range. Security has more to do with setup than hardware, however WPA is generally considered more secure than WEP. Some basics:

1. Change the default SSID

2. Disable SSID broadcast

3. Change the default password

4. Enable MAC address filtering

5. Enable Encryption
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ok, thanks for your advice.
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Linksys is the brand to choose... just try to get the latest model... such as WRT54G V5
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