I've just installed a netgear DG834Gt wireless adsl modem router and created a network with my desktop PC wired to the router and the laptop wirelessly configured. Both run XP Home SP2
Am I correct in that the firewall in the router should be all that I need to be secure. That being said, the laptop came with Norton Internet Security Suite and having that firewall turned on as well has caused no propblems so far. The subscription runs out soon though - is it worth keeping for the firewall or could I save money and just get some AV protection? The desktop only has the WinXP firewall. Is it worth even turning this on?
As for security of the wireless component of the network, I have authentication set as WPA-PSK with encryption as TKIP and a 20 character password. Good enough??
A minor point - the wirelessnetwork on the laptop is set to connect automatically to this network whenever its in range but it doesn't - I have to refresh the wirelss network list and usually it connects at that point although sometimes I have to choose 'connect'. No biggie but it would be kind of nice if just booting up the laptop at home got everything running.