Nintendo WEP lash-up

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Stephen Howard, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Just wanted to check that the following is 'safe'..and that I haven't
    done anything daft!

    I'm using a Buffalo modem router for internet access, with one wired
    and three wireless connections ( and an Xbox, all using WAP ).
    My daughter wanted to use her Nintendo DS on the internet, but as it
    only support WEP and I didn't want to downgrade the main network
    security I plugged in an old Belkin wireless router to a spare port on
    the Buffalo.
    I've turned DHCP off on the Belkin and reassigned its IP to a static
    one given out from the Buffalo. I've set the Belkin up with a MAC list
    for the attached devices.
    Everything seems to work - and as I had a spare wireless card for the
    Belkin I shoved it in my smallest son's laptop ( he only uses the BBV
    Ceebeebies website, and a couple of other toddlers flash game sites ).

    So that makes two WEP access points via the Belkin into the Buffalo.

    OK? Not OK? If not, anything I can do to increase the security?

    Stephen Howard, Feb 27, 2008
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  2. Stephen Howard


    Feb 28, 2008
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    for the network or DS?

    increase sec for the network or for the DS?

    I can't think of anything for the DS off hand... but you might want to use software firewalls other than the crappy windows firewall - I tend to like nortan i-net security and zone-alarm firewall(older versions of later) together...

    hope this helps
    rouge6, Feb 28, 2008
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