Setting up wifi at home

Philippines
May 7, 2008 8:32pm CST
Good day everybody. I'm thinking of setting up wifi at home but I know very little about it. Like what kind of router should I get? what does 802.11g mean? And how can I make it secure? What equipment should i get?
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@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
8 May 08
Hello! If you already have a cable or DSL service then you may get a wireless router. 802.11g is a standard for a WIRELESS G router meaning if you have a wireless-G card installed on your computer then it would communicate with 54mbps speed thru the router. There are lots of securities you can do on the wireless router. One is by setting a wireless encryption called WEP or WPA. You can enter or generate your own network key/password for the wireless computer. Other is by filtering the computer via "MAC ADDRESS". You will have to enter the computer's MAC address on the wireless router before the wireless computer can actually connect to it. So, you need a wireless G router. And if your computer doesn't have a wireless card then you need to get one as well.
• Philippines
8 May 08
Thanks for answering my question, i'm understanding it little by little. BTW, is it possible to keep others from accessing our connection.
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• Philippines
8 May 08
Yup, by setting up an encryption then other wireless computers will not be able to use your connection unless you give your encryption code.
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• Philippines
11 May 08
Yes, I know that as well. All routers can limit users via its IP address or MAC address. Thanks!