charles cashion wrote:
> A recent publication suggested that the first step to wireless
> protection was to turn off the router broadcast. I tried it and
> it appears to work. But the next time I rebooted, Windows Vista
> Home Premium would not connect to the router. I did not realize
> the problem until I rebooted. After turning off the broadcast,
> my computer continued to maintain internet access.
This has misconception has been around for a very long time. Not
broadcasting your SSID will *not* provide you any security and will cause
networking problems. As you have now found out. What you *should* do is not
leave the router's SSID at the default. Name your SSID something
recognizable and broadcast. I don't recommend using your family name just
because you don't need your whole neighborhood to know that network is
yours. For example, you might wish to name your wireless network
"CastleAnthrax" or the like. ;-)
Don't forget to change the default password that lets you into the router's
configuration utility, too.
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