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Effective security for Dell Inspiron with 802.11g

I have a new Dell Inspiron with 802.11g built in, and a Dell 2300 wireless router. I am concerned that I do not have effective security. What suggestions can you give me?

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I would suggest at a minimum enabling WEP, disabling SSID broadcasts, changing the default SSID and router password, and even enabling WPA. Also, install personal firewall software such as BlackICE on the workstation as well.

This was first published in February 2004

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