Filed under Dealing with People, General, Household, Tools and Tricks
WEP, 802.11a/b/g/b/x/9, SSID, MAC, WPA, and all those other geek talk words. First off, what do they mean, and, second, what do they do? What ones do I need? How do I set them up? These might be common questions for the non-geek types who trying to set up their own wireless network.
Wireless networks are nice if you have a laptop, apartment, or just don’t want to put wires in your house. With the convenience of note having wires comes with two problems:
- Wireless networks are slower – although the average person will never notice the difference.
- Wireless networks are less secure – and the Patriot Act says your home is required to secure it, unless you want to go away for 10 to 15.
In my opinion, MAC Filtering is a must while WPA is a perk and dependent what your home does online (also dependent on your tolerance – analness – level to intruders).