Posted 16 November 2007 - 01:39 PM
Securing your wireless network is always a good thing. If you have not set a password for it already, find out what the IP for your router is. I forget what it is for mine. Enter that into IE7's url bar, and you should have access to the security panel inside your router. I recommend WPA-PSK protection, and choose a password with both letters and numbers; upper and lowercase. Do not store this password in a file on any system on the home network, but make sure it is easily memorable in case you want to let on a guest computer.
Since all of the LinkSys wireless routers' wireless chips are made by Broadcom, and some wireless laptops have internal Broadcom wireless cards, those computers will have a better connection to the network, but any wireless card should work.
Securing your home network is vital, plus, if your neighbors connect through it, they could access your files easily and slow down your internet connection.