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Setting up secure wireless.

StickyMick
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Posts: 325
Registered: 29-11-2008

Setting up secure wireless.

Hi all.
Can anyone give me some much needed guidance? Will be muchly appreciated.
My home router is a D-Link DSL-G624T and I'd like to set up a secure WiFi AP so I can use my Nokia N95-2 for downloading apps for that.
Which is the most secure setting to use WEP, WPA or 802.1x?
I've had a look at portforward.com and tried to set up a WEP connection but for some reason it won't accept the passphrase, even though it's 26 characters long.
Any ideas?
Thanks.
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scootie
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Registered: 03-11-2007

Re: Setting up secure wireless.

wpa but wpa2 is better. as allways with passwords best not to use a dictionary word
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Re: Setting up secure wireless.

Have a read of this library article http://community.plus.net/library/networking/7-steps-to-securing-your-wireless-home-network/

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StickyMick
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Posts: 325
Registered: 29-11-2008

Re: Setting up secure wireless.

Thanks for the replies and links chaps Smiley
Although I seem to be struggling with one or two bits. I'm trying to go down the WPA2 route but I'm getting lost with some of the text input fields. I can see that something has to go in them but if I knew why and a few examples of what, things would be a bit easier.
(Bare with me as I'm a bit out of sorts with things, been a bit of a bad year).  Undecided