Wireless Net Setup & WEP?

  JerryJay 10:09 17 Mar 2004

I am about to set up my wireless network when I get my wireless router today (D-Link DWL-700AP), I have two questions I want to clarify:

(1) How to connect wireless router when I run setup/configuration? Do I connect it direct to computer or connect it to wired router I already connected to computer.

(2) I will use MAC filtering for security, but not sure WEP. WEP will slow down connection. But, is the slow down significant/noticeable? I only use network for internet connection and will not shift large file across network.

Thanks in advance.

  medicine hat 10:28 17 Mar 2004

click here is an Access Point so you will be able to connect it to your wired router. Full instructions will be in the manual or click here

  medicine hat 10:32 17 Mar 2004

Don't know the answer to your second question as I don't use WEP, only MAC filtering. Perhaps that is silly but I don't have any data worth stealing.

  JerryJay 09:16 19 Mar 2004

Just to report back that I found WEP does not make any noticeable speed/performance difference for internet connection. I test use different speed test site and the speed results are almost the same with or without WEP (128Bit). I also test use wire connection on the same laptop, again the results are almost the same. So it is a good idea to switch on WEP.

The setup of mix wired and wireless network use devices from different makers is not really a good idea. So nexttime, I will buy all device from the same manufacturer.

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