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Using hardwired D-link di604 router and want to add a Linksys EA-2700 wireless router. How Best to do ?
HP P4 intel 915 MB,
2 GB 160g HD
Old xp pro working very well.
Rogers Broadband cable.
Everything I currently use is hard wired for (IMHO)
maximum security. I consider wireless less secure by design BUT... my lady has bought several wireless items such as reader, tablet, laptop(s),printer etc. so she can use them anywhere in the house. convenience kills security.
Last week she came home w/ Linksys EA-2700 wireless router which I am going to have to roll back the firmware on (cloud even scarier than wireless!). Plus will have to update (for 2nd time) the firmware on my D-Link.
I really don't understand most of the tech involved
but have to give it the old college try.
Spent a lot of time on whether wired or wireless should be first in line behind the cable modem & seems either way I'll have a wireless hole in the set up.
Sadly, she is not very careful about whose cookies etc. she lets them download/inbed (mostly commercial store,travel,discount coupons etc.).
Then I started thinking that I should clone the current MAC Addie onto the Linksys and simply unplug my D-Link from the modem and plug her linksys when she wants to go online, since we rarely, if ever, are online at the same time.
I DO NOT want to be set up a joint LAN where hers can connect to my system.
The thought being that whatever she lets in would only go to her wireless things while mine being disconnected should remain secure. The problem then is if/when she gets infected, I'll be expected to clean it up!
Is this idea feasible/preferable or is there a better way??
Additional questions are:
how does one encrypt the connection
on the wireless....where does one get it, which is NOW considered best, does her whole laptop have to be encrypted or just the router ( I know even less about this (if thats even possible).
I love this site and mostly just lurk a couple times a week especially for news.
Sadly C-Net has become so loaded w/ 3rd party forced loads that my machine just grinds to a halt trying to swallow the 25-30 things they believe should be on my machine so I treat them as "read only".
All help appreciated as I wander along this dark path!