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    MAC, SSID, WEP all not secure at all

    best is to use WPA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereobox
    if i don't enable the wpa ... does that mean hackers are able to view the contents of my laptops?
    I seriously think you're worrying too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereobox
    how do i prevent them from getting on the network?

    really a noob here..


    ... well by implementing the encription methods suggested in this thread.

    Having a wireless network really exposes you .... best is if you connect via wired LAN, but then again, that is also prone to hacking!

    Hey bro ... don't worry so much, just setup what is available (WPA, WEP) and that should be fine. More importantly, enjoy your new found freedom with a wireless network.

    I still believe that if there is someone so persistant, with all the available resources, hardware, software to hack, any encription will probably slow him down but may not stop him from trying and trying and .....

    Good luck.
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    ok..just managed to set a basic WEP for my network..

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    Quote Originally Posted by catseye
    Yes, if the hackers do managed to get into your network... no matter the encription type you have turned on.
    Actually it's not that straight forward. Once they are on your network, then your network security comes in to play. They still need to get access to your file system - so if you don't have any shared files on your notebook, it may make it a little difficult. A personal firewall on your notebook may also stop any access from an intruder.

    But really just enable WPA with a long random key and don't worry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereobox
    ok..just managed to set a basic WEP for my network..
    WPA would be better.

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    i wanted to set a WPA with a 'psk string' ... but my other laptop don't seem to have an option to enter that key.

    instead, it have options like .. wpa2..wpa personal..wpa enterprise.. ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereobox
    i wanted to set a WPA with a 'psk string' ... but my other laptop don't seem to have an option to enter that key.

    instead, it have options like .. wpa2..wpa personal..wpa enterprise.. ??

    ... just a hunch ... assuming you are using the wireless clients supplied original with your laptops, you may want to check for the latest firmware on the web ....

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    Are you running XP SP2?

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