[ILUG] Ripwave, Wireless router and security?
johngay at eircom.net
Sun Sep 11 12:56:44 IST 2005
Well, I've got a Ripwave modem for internet access until Irish Broadband can
setup my 2M link, which is then plugged into a U.S.Robotics Wireless router
which is then networked to my Linux box, my Daughters old WindowsXP box and
providing a wireless link for her new laptop.
My question is, how worried should I be about security? The Ripwave offers
nothing concerning password setup, and I haven't dug too deeply into U.S.R.
docs about this.
On the WindowsXP box I've run Ad-Aware and clamAV, since I've not upgraded the
Norton AV software since it ran out, but I haven't run anything yet on the
I am thinking at the very least I should setup some kind of password for the
wireless router to keep the casual user from strolling near the house and
surfing on my broadband and possibly peeking inside our PC's when they're on.
But what about attacks from the Internet side from IB?
My previous setup used a Smoothwall box for Internet access which provided my
peace of mind. Now I'm not so sure?
Any tips or suggestions appreciated.
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