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Wireless router security and efficiency


Laurence WM

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I purchased a laptop for the first time two days ago. Consequently I have set up wifi in my house, using a Linksys Wireless-G broadband router (connected to my broadband modem and my Desktop PC) which was in a cupboard in my house - it must be about seven years old.

Any things I should be aware of with regards to wireless routers? What about security? What are the dangers, and how are they best prevented? I have set my router to:

SSID broadcast enable (what is a broadcast in this context?) Firewall enable Block anonymous requests Disable access restrictions Mode - mixed

Just guessing that these were the best options.

Also, does the quality of the router affect the performance/speed of the laptop online?

Thanks very much indeed, Laurence

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KRONOS the First

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Your welcome.

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