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Old 12-15-2009, 01:38 PM   #1
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Default Wireless routers & security...

I had FiOS tv, phone and broadband installed today. I think I hate the tv but I'll live with it for a week and see...

Verizon provides a wireless router (actiontec either M1424-WR or MI424-WR not sure which) and the little bit I know about security on a wireless router is that one should change default userid and password which I've done.

I also changed the SSID Broadcast setting from "enabled" to "disabled" based on the definition of the option. Was that a good thing to do for better security?

Should I change the SSID value to something other than what is already there?

Currently, the router is using WEP 64-bit. I have a note that WPA is "better". Is it and should I change to WPA and if so, are there any pitfalls to doing this? I only have my one desktop pc on this network and I don't own a laptop that has wireless access.

MAC authentication is disabled. Is that a good thing?

The router's firewall is set to "Medium".



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