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This page is for hook up of a router or wireless router.Basically your service from outside to the  modem inside to a router which will provide 1 to multiple depending on your needs

                                                                                                               

The  nice thing about wireless routers is that you can have multiple hook ups to the router or thru the wireless side of the router.The service would come from your provider to the modem from the modem into the wireless router thru a cat 5 or ethernet cable.Most of the time it is provided with the router you bought.When you have everything hooked up you will need to install the software your main pc that is hooked up to the router thru an ethernet cable.

   

5 Steps to a secure network

How do I secure my wireless network? This is probably the question we get asked the most . Wireless (or wi-fi, they are the same thing) networks and routers are shrouded in mystery and fill many owners with fear. What are all these settings? What the heck is WPA-PSK and WEP? 

Follow these steps, and you can browse the internet and buy things online without fear. How can we say this so confidently? 

All of these things do, in fact, require that you log in to your wireless router administrative control panel. This is usually done by opening a browser and going to http://192.168.1.1 (for most Linksys routers) or http://192.168.0.1(for most D-Link routers). Check the user manual or quick-start guide that came with your router if either of those do not work. Since we can't provide a how-to for every wireless router on the market, we will not be going into specifics of where to find each of these settings. That said, most wireless routers should have these settings under a tab or menu titled "Wireless Security" or something similar.

1) Change the SSID name.

The SSID is the name of your network. That is, it's how other computers know what to look for when connecting to your wireless network. Linksys wireless routers use "linksys" as their default name. D-Link uses, get ready, "dlink" as their default. Changing this to a unique name, but not something related to a personal password or anything personally identifiable. You can have fun with this. We've seen wireless networks named things like, "computer-virus" and the like to scare people off. Choose whatever makes you happy.

2) Disable SSID broadcast.

By default, almost all wireless routers broadcast the SSID name you setup above. This means that anyone within range of your router (neighbors, random strangers driving by, criminals, highly-evolved birds of prey, etc.) can find out the name of your network and thus try to connect to it. Make it a bit harder on folks by disabling this broadcast feature. Combined with the unique name above, these two steps will certainly ward off the casual wi-fi poacher.

3) Enable WPA or WPA2 encryption.

We probably should have put this first, because it is the most effective and most important part of securing your wi-fi network as well as the information you send across it. The benefits here are two-fold:

1.It makes access to your wireless network password-protected.

2.It encrypts all the data you send while browsing the internet (credit card numbers, email passwords, etc.).

You'll want to use WPA2 if your wireless router gives you that option and your computer supports it. If it does not, go with WPA. Do not even bother with WEP encryption, as this has been proven to be hackable in minutes and really only offers a false sense of security. You will be required to enter a password, or "shared key," when setting this up. For this, you'll want to pick a long string of both capital and lowercase letters as well as numbers. Stick with a string of ten characters or more to be safe, although some security experts suggest going with something over twenty characters. Keep in mind that you might have to give this out to trusted visitors and weekend guests, so don't make this the same as any other password you use.

4) Change the Control Panel Administrator password.

The Control Panel of your router is where you will be making all these changes, so it makes sense to properly secure this area. Most wireless routers come with a blank or unset Administrator password by default. If you didn't enter a password to change the settings in steps 1-3, this is you. Some, like many Linksys wireless routers, use the word "admin" as the default password. Either way, you should change this to something only you know and never give this out to anyone.

5) Disable web access to the Control Panel.

This has probably caused some confusion for many of you, but it just requires a bit of explanation. What disabling this does is require that anyone accessing the Control Panel of your wireless router already be connected to your wireless network. So, this means that any access from the outside world (aka, the internet) will not be allowed to even try to gain access to your router to mess with its settings.

Some wireless routers even allow you to disable access from computers connected to your network wirelessly. That is, you have to physically connect a cable to the wireless router to be able to change the settings being discussed here. If your wireless router is always connected via a cable to a desktop computer or is otherwise easily accessible for you, we would recommend enabling this setting. The fact is, once you set up all this stuff you rarely have to access the Control Panel anyway, so this just makes it all the more secure.Get Protected Now!

One thing to not bother with: MAC address filtering

One setting you'll find many people recommend to secure wireless networks is to enable something called "MAC address filtering." In short, this does more harm than good, and is more of a hassle than anything else. Allow us to explain:

Every computer has a unique ID that identifies it on a network, which is called a MAC address. (Note, this has nothing to do with the computers made by Apple, Inc. Those are Macs - notice the capitalization difference.) With MAC address filtering, you can tell your wireless network to only allow access from certain computers by inputting their MAC address into the router settings. However, from a hacker's point of view, what this does is give them a list of MAC addresses that can access the network and gives them one more piece of information to help them snoop around on your network.

From a pactical point of view, enabling this feature makes giving access to friends and house guests a big pain in the butt, since you have to both find out their MAC

 address and manually enter it into your network settings. And by the way, MAC addresses are not short numbers. Here's what a MAC address looks like: 08:00:69:02:01:FC Fun, huh?


                                                             

 

VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) is the new way to make and receive phone calls. This will digitize your voice and zips it through your high-speed Internet connection.Digi-Phone works with corded or cordless Phone's.You can make call's to anyone in the world.The person on the other side does not need to have a digi-phone or voip.There are many voip provides,you would need to do some research to see if they are a provider for 911 service,but if you can get voip or digital phone thru your local provider that would be great to.Here is a website to check out to help with your decision.      http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/voip911.html