Home network security - 2 PCs on wireless, 1 wired

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    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.
    Guest, Aug 29, 2006
    1. Advertisements

  2. Guest

    Malke Guest

    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

    Malke, Aug 29, 2006
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.