Advise - Change to wired/wireless home network

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Allan, Aug 22, 2003.

  1. Allan

    Allan Guest

    I currently have NTL cable modem connected by USB to 1st PC and a crossover
    cable from 1st to 2nd PC NIC's
    Both PC's are XP and file / internet sharing is working fine.
    I have just bought a Linksys wireless router with 4 ports, my intention is
    Cable -- ethernet -- router -- ethernet -- 1st PC
    router -- wifi -- 2nd PC
    In the future I would also like to add (wifi) an old laptop running 98SE
    Can anyone advise of any problems (and solutions) I might encounter?
    Thanks ....... Allan
    Allan, Aug 22, 2003
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  2. Allan

    BRG Guest

    Not problems, some reminders:

    1) Check your UTP cable needs.
    Cable - router is probably cross-over, but check it out.
    Router - PC1 is definitely standard patch cable

    2) Secure your Internet connection.
    Lock down the router and tweak its firewall settings to your needs.

    3) Secure your WiFi network.
    Non-default SSID, MAC filtering, 128-bit WEP encryption etc
    BRG, Aug 22, 2003
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