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Outdated Wireless Modem

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#1 Anonix


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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

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 13 August 2011 - 03:10 PM

FWIW: My philosophy is not to buy used computer components...unless it's someone I know or have enough forum experience with to make a judgement concerning integrity of said person.

I don't buy anything at the eBay website, preferring to buy new components which carry a warranty and can be easily returned if defective...as opposed to gambling with computer parts.

Depending on the model, the ATT price might be right. You can use Google to check such, as well as sites like bizrate.com.


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