[access-uk] Re: WLAN

Thanks Tristram, can I take some of your points and ask a bit more please?

You wrote:

"| First thing you need to do is log into your new router with an ehternet
| cable.  That way you get yoour router connected to the internet with the
| log in details for your supplier."

Does this ethernet cable run from the router to the phone socket, or from 
the router to my PC?

You wrote:

"On the Netgears and all similar
| routers there will be a "wireless settings" section.  Here you will want
| to set up the wireless SSID (it is a name that you will need to set all
| your wireless adaptors to)."

When you say "a wireless settings section" does this mean that the router 
will come with a software CD, from which I can change settings, and create 
this SSID?

You wrote:

"The other thing you should
| consider is getting some kind of wireless encryption going, this is
| built into your router.  There are quite a lot of choices but only some
| are realistic, WEP is broken thoroughly so the next step up would be WPA
| which is secure enough and almost all laptop wireless adaptors do it
| these days.

When you say it is built in to the router, how do I access it to create the 
incription?

Thanks for any further help -

Andy

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tristram Llewellyn" <tristram.llewellyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 1:59 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: WLAN


| First thing you need to do is log into your new router with an ehternet
| cable.  That way you get yoour router connected to the internet with the
| log in details for your supplier.  On the Netgears and all similar
| routers there will be a "wireless settings" section.  Here you will want
| to set up the wireless SSID (it is a name that you will need to set all
| your wireless adaptors to).  You could use the default whatever it
| happens to be but there is some security risk in leaving it something
| obvious like "netgear".  I have left mine on the default but then again
| I run a full lengh fully randomised key on WPA with uPnP disabled so
| with that I judge it to be pretty low risk.  The other thing you should
| consider is getting some kind of wireless encryption going, this is
| built into your router.  There are quite a lot of choices but only some
| are realistic, WEP is broken thoroughly so the next step up would be WPA
| which is secure enough and almost all laptop wireless adaptors do it
| these days.  Usually it is a security passphrase or a string of numbers
| and digits, the latter aproach up to 24 digits is good enough.  This
| will stop your neighbours using your wireless and also keep you safe
| from the bad guys, so it is well worth doing.
|
| Once you have done that at the router you get started with the wireless
| on the laptop machine.  You can set up a normal network connection from
| "control panel" and "make new connection", the wizard should have an
| option for creating a wireless connection where you will be asked the
| relevant details.  Another aproach is to open the system tray and see if
| there is an "Available wireless networks", open that up and see if your
| wireless is broadcasting to you, when you first try to activate it you
| will be asked for the wireless key you had set up on the router, after
| whcih it will log you in.
|
| Regards.
|
| Tristram Llewellyn
| tristram.llewellyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
| Technical Support
| Sight and Sound Technology
|
| -----Original Message-----
| From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
| Of Andy Collins
| Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 10:15 AM
| To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
| Subject: [access-uk] Re: WLAN
|
| Thanks Tristram - So, with a wireless router, I take it I just plug it
| in to
| my adapter that goes in to my phone socket, but what do I have to do at
| the
| PC end of things to make the wireless connection?
|
| Thanks -
|
| Andy
| ----- Original Message ----- 
| From: "Tristram Llewellyn" <tristram.llewellyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 9:49 AM
| Subject: [access-uk] Re: WLAN
|
|
||I have two Netgear routers they are perfectly fine.  Belkin do some
| good
|| cheap ones as well.
||
||
|| Regards.
||
|| Tristram Llewellyn
|| tristram.llewellyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
|| Technical Support
|| Sight and Sound Technology
||
|| -----Original Message-----
|| From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
| Behalf
|| Of Andy Collins
|| Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2008 6:25 PM
|| To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
|| Subject: [access-uk] WLAN
||
|| Hi all
||
|| At the moment, I have a Benitone router connected to my PC by USB;
| there
|| is
|| nothing on this router that will allow me to connect a wireless point.
||
|| Am I right in thinking then that a Netgear wireless router combined
| with
|| a
|| switch is a good way to go? Are Netgear good routers?
||
|| Thanks -
||
|| Andy
||
||
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