Posted 12 August 2011 - 10:43 PM
Hi All -- I was reading up the other day and learned that I should have WPA(2) security, instead of just WPA security, for my network connection. When I talked to my ISP, they said my wirelss router would not accommodate WPA(2). It's 10 years old, so that makes sense. ATT wants like $90 for a new router (might be a little less, I don't recall the price exactly), but I am seeing several of the exact same model on eBay for far far less (under $25). They are used, of course, but appear to be in perfect condition. All I care about is having a more secure connection (WPA2). Curious as to whether it's safe to buy a 'used' wireless router. Could someone do something to compromise the security of the router before selling it? If I did buy it, I would have ATT walk me through any setup to ensure that its correctly configured. Comments/suggestions appreciated!
Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal