Belkin 802.11G.

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?SHVudGVyIEI=?=, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. My mother in law just purchased an HP DV1175US Laptop with XP Pro. They
    threw in a Belkin 802.11G wireless router. We will be using the existing
    wireless connection off the laptop, unless it is recommended to use the
    Belkin Wireless adaptor. The router has to be hooked up in the office which
    is about 50 feet from where she will be using her laptop in the addition off
    the house. The main house is stone, but the addition is stud and drywall.
    It is a direct shot to the addition. Does anyone have any recommendations on
    how to set this up so it is secure. Is this distance too far to work
    efficiently? I am a wired man myself and have little or no experience with
    wireless. I currently use Linksys and I am not familiar with the Belkin
    line. I have no problem setting it up, but my question is are there any
    special settings that should be applied? Should I disable the Quest account?
    Should we look at a third party Firewall softwware instead of the Windows
    SP2 Firewall? I know if it is a router so we should be somewhat safe. I
    currently use Sygate personal firewall and I am wondering if I should go with
    a third party and disable the Windows Firewall. Any input would be greatly
    appreciated.

    Thank you,
    =?Utf-8?B?SHVudGVyIEI=?=, Feb 20, 2005
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  2. Found what I was looking for.

    I found what I was looking for. I will read in depth the info found at
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/learnmore/bowman_05february10.mspx and if I have any questions I will post.

    "Hunter B" wrote:

    > My mother in law just purchased an HP DV1175US Laptop with XP Pro. They
    > threw in a Belkin 802.11G wireless router. We will be using the existing
    > wireless connection off the laptop, unless it is recommended to use the
    > Belkin Wireless adaptor. The router has to be hooked up in the office which
    > is about 50 feet from where she will be using her laptop in the addition off
    > the house. The main house is stone, but the addition is stud and drywall.
    > It is a direct shot to the addition. Does anyone have any recommendations on
    > how to set this up so it is secure. Is this distance too far to work
    > efficiently? I am a wired man myself and have little or no experience with
    > wireless. I currently use Linksys and I am not familiar with the Belkin
    > line. I have no problem setting it up, but my question is are there any
    > special settings that should be applied? Should I disable the Quest account?
    > Should we look at a third party Firewall softwware instead of the Windows
    > SP2 Firewall? I know if it is a router so we should be somewhat safe. I
    > currently use Sygate personal firewall and I am wondering if I should go with
    > a third party and disable the Windows Firewall. Any input would be greatly
    > appreciated.
    >
    > Thank you,
    =?Utf-8?B?SHVudGVyIEI=?=, Feb 20, 2005
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