Home network security - 2 PCs on wireless, 1 wired

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  1. We are networked on Windows XP Pro, on DSL, with an older Netgear router -
    MA311. Due to physical obstructions, one PC is wired to the network, the
    other two are wireless connected. If we set wireless security (WPA because of
    the router), will all three of us still be able to access the Internet? (More
    important than sharing printers.) Am I locking out "one of our own" by
    preventing neighbors from getting in? Thanks.
     
    =?Utf-8?B?TGFya3NwdXI=?=, Aug 29, 2006
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?TGFya3NwdXI=?=

    Malke Guest

    Larkspur wrote:

    > We are networked on Windows XP Pro, on DSL, with an older Netgear
    > router - MA311. Due to physical obstructions, one PC is wired to the
    > network, the other two are wireless connected. If we set wireless
    > security (WPA because of the router), will all three of us still be
    > able to access the Internet? (More important than sharing printers.)
    > Am I locking out "one of our own" by preventing neighbors from getting
    > in? Thanks.


    You should use WPA if your router and wireless adapters support it.
    You'll just enter the encryption key in the computers using it. Here
    are some links to help you:

    Wireless - Basic Security - http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Security.html
    MVP Barb Bowman on wireless security - http://tinyurl.com/56fc5
    Tom's Hardware Wireless Security FAQs
    http://www.tomsnetworking.com/2006/06/30/wireless_faq_security/index.html

    Malke
    --
    Elephant Boy Computers
    www.elephantboycomputers.com
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    Malke, Aug 29, 2006
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