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#1 Unique666

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 04:48 PM

In our house, we have 3 desktop PCs connected with ethernet, 1 xbox 360 connected with ethernet, and 1 wireless connected PC.

Our setup is like this:

Earthlink Netopia UHP/ADSL Modem > SMC 7008ABR > PCs & 802.11b WAP.

Our problem is with security. Microsoft's / Bungie's network isn't secure. Bad xbox players can use a program to sniff out other player's IP addresses, and every now and then my brother will beat someone with an anger problem, then they will DoS us and our PPPOE light will go off. It effects everyone using the Internet.

I'm looking for a new router (or some other device) that's reasonably priced and has advanced security features. Perhaps something where I can filter out what they are sending us or ban their IP on the router level since you can't install a software firewall on an xbox. It will replace our old router and our outdated Wireless Access Point.

Also, I know for a fact that wireless Internet is completely unsecure. WEP, WPA, and the others can be cracked in about 2 hours using a Linux based hacking CD. (No installation needed). I'm not sure what I can do to protect our network from that.

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