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Old 11-03-2005, 01:49 PM   #1
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Default My dumb wireless questions

I finally got my wireless hooked up. I just went through my cable company, and my wife had the cable guy hook up my wireless router while i was at work. i wanted to be there to ask a couple questions because i am new to wireless and networking. i am sure my dumb questions can be answered quite easily if someone has the time

how would i go about changing the access key to keep my signal secured between my two computers?

and how would i network the two together to transfer files? ie. printing off my desktop printer from my laptop, transfer all my edited video files to my desktop, vice versa?

thanks for the help
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Old 11-03-2005, 01:59 PM   #2
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if you have xp you can easily set up a network with the network wizzard.
as for security you need to get access into your router and set it from there. there are three ways that i knbow of.
1) wpa, extremely secure
2)wep, secure
3) mac address, i think this is very secure.

if you go here:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=815485
you will find all sorts of help for setting up security.
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3) mac address, i think this is very secure.
Yes, it restricts access to certain hardware you specify only.
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Old 11-03-2005, 04:08 PM   #4
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This does not belong in the hardware and software forum.
http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=25385

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