I want to ensure that my wireless network is well secured. At the moment I have a BT Home Hub v1.5 router which I believe can only support the less secure WEP protocol. Would it be worth upgrading my router to one that supports WPA2-PSK? If so, could someone suggest a good, reasonably priced model and how I go about setting it up.
At the moment my home network consists of:
- desktop (Windows 7 Home-Premium 64-Bit) connected via ethernet cable to Home Hub v1.5;
- iPhone4 wireless connected (obiously!) to Home Hub v1.5;
- Wii wireless connected to Home Hub v1.5;
- in future may want to add another PC wirelessly.
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WEP security is fairly easy to hack into. WPA2 is much more difficult, particularly if you use a strong password (long length, mixed caps/lowercase, numbers etc). As to what would be a good router to use the world is your oyster (well almost)! If you have been with BT for a while (ie you have finished your original contract period) it might be worthwhile upgrading with BT when you would be entitled to one of the newer HHs (either HH2 or HH3) both of which have WPA2 available.
Thanks for the reply.
Are there any restrictions or features a router must have to work with BT Broadband?
If you are in the contract period with BT they will not send out with the new versions of the hub but i believe that WII works only with WEP
Hi group any idea abt the same
You may need to enter the Generic settings if you are purchasing any other router for the BT Broadband to work
Gavaskarss isn't PPOE only for ethernet connections (eg Infinity)? Shouldn't the encapsulation be PPOA for ADSL?
You can actually use either PPPoA or PPPoE for ADSL/ADSL2+. There's no real benefit to using PPPoE though, just some extra overhead.