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Nothing too fancy, but definitely need to secure it; this way my neighbors don't download stuff on my connection, and I don't get my doors smashed by the feds ;)
The tablet comes with:
"• Integrated multinational³ 56K4 V.90 modem and 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
• Integrated Atheros Super AG® Wireless LAN (802.11a/b/g)
• Integrated Bluetooth Wireless PAN
what do you suggest? thanks in advance,
I won't make a suggestion as to brands. I sure others with more qualified opinions will make suggestions for you. What I do have to say is that LinkSys and D-Link wireless routers are heavily rebated right now (RadioShack and Office Depot). You can recoup almost half of the retail cost.
but this is the big BUT I am lucky and live out in the country ( so no cable etc. ) so no others find my router except local farmer and found that my daughter can connect through his so would suggest depending where you live depends on the level of security needed and implemented so from personal experience easy to get working but advise caution re: security appartment building sounds like some security needs to be implemnted
once you plug in your router and connect it to your data feed, you should be off to the races. most things are pretty much plug and play nowadays, so after setting up your WEP, you should be good.
I like this approach because if someone ever comes over with their laptop and wants to get on, I just tell them the password and they are on.
Much easier than finding out their MAC address, adding it to the router, etc...
I will--once I figure out what Fujitsu will do with me; I screwed up and ordered the wrong tablet. I wanted a convertible one, tablet + laptop in one, but apparently I ordered a straight tablet and I have no use for one. Over 90% of my work will be done in laptop mode. I have to wait 48 hours for their decision since I ordered a modified one with more RAM, larger battery and not pre-built one. All I want some "store credit" since I'll buy another one.
Explain your error, and they will most likely let you change it. If they won't, ask to speak with THEIR supervisor, and so on until you reach someone who wants to keep you as a happy customer as opposed to a potential charge back.
That router was a LinkSys router and I bought it because I thought they were a market leader and a strong product. After several hours of frustration, and since a friend recommended it, I went out an bought a D-Link wireless router. I had it configured and running in no time.
Maybe if you know about these things or have special needs LinkSys is fine but for the average guy, just needing something for home, for use with a computer that isn't brandnew, and is someone who just needs easy setup and for the thing to work, I would suggest D-Link.
I have another question:
I connected to my school's connection, however I was warned by Windows that this is unsecured and others could intercept my data.
should I access my email and other password protected sites while on a public wifi? I mean how unsafe it is (in reality) and is there something I can do to make it safer, short of not using the network?