Originally posted by: Jakepp
I am trying to secure my wireless connection since I've had problems before.
1-I am using WPA personal, can I change the IP from the default? I assume it makes it safer, right?
2-Is there a way to know who is connected to my network/wireless connection?
3- What is all this? Please explain what am I looking at.
4- What type of Cypher Type should I set it at? Tkip, AES or both?
5- Should I enable the Enable MAC Address Filter?
6- The firewall is set to Enable SPI. Should I enable DMZ?
1- I am thinking you are talking about changing the i.p. upon which you would log onto the admin screen. To answer the question, maybe. I do not believe my Netgear MR814NA can, however I believe my Motorola WR850G can. You are going to use a 192.168.XXX.XXX address, but in reality, I would say let it be. If you are extremely worried use a different password than the default "password", "admin" or etc.
2- Yes, most routers offer a screen that shows what/who is connected. Just a quick background, at my house there is a family router which has wireless disabled, this is the Netgear MR814NA, and for myself, and only for a wireless network, I use a Motorola WR850G. On this one, if I recall correctly (currently away from that location), I can see the mac, the name of the computer and the ip it is using.
3- It looks like a log of your firewall blocking things.
4- I have used TKIP and still use it today.
5- The MAC address filter is nice, and I have used it in the past, but don't recall if it is still on, but the way it works is it checks the mac address and if it is not an approved list it will not allow the network card to connect, therefore the person can not gain access.
6- I don't recall.
7- Nothing to really say.
Now just to throw in my advice to this, I would use WPA2 Personal TKIP, and a MAC filter and you should be set.