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Old 04-21-04, 11:37 AM
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Wireless with TiVo Security Question

I'm a newbie with wireless networking, but I am somewhat familiar with it from watching TechTV. Anyway, my wired router crapped out, so I got the Linksys WRT54G wireless router and the Linksys WUSB11 wireless adapter for the TiVo yesterday. I connected my PC to the router via ethernet (will keep it that way for now) and set it up, then I hooked up the adapter to the Tivo. Everything worked great. So, then for "security", I disabled broadcasting and enabled WEP (TiVo doesn't support WAP yet). Then I reconfigured the router to know the adapter's MAC address, and I entered a WEP password into the adapter's config. Everything is working fine, but is there anything else I can do for secuirty? I have ZoneAlarm running on the PC, so that should keep hackers out of it. I know that WEP is easily hacked, so am I just open to others using my bandwidth, or is my PC vulnerable in another way? Any advice/suggestions are welcome and appreciated. Remember, I'm a wireless newb, though.

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Old 04-21-04, 03:54 PM
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I wouldn't worry about it since if anyone is "listening", they will have to do it in the small time frame when tivo is accessing the net to download it's porn.
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dont trust your immediate neighbors?
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Old 04-21-04, 06:34 PM
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There are far too many wide open routers out there. People won't want to spend the time spoofing your MAC addresses when they can get in for free 3 doors down.
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Old 04-21-04, 08:10 PM
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Yeah, if you met my neighbors, then you wouldn't either. So disabling broadcasting and turning on WEP should be enough? From what I wrote earlier, do you think I even setup WEP correctly?
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Old 04-22-04, 12:09 PM
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sorry for sounding dunb, but this is the first time i have heard of someone connecting Tivo to a wireless network. As i am going to be setting up a wireless network in the next few weeks, and have been thinking of getting Tivo, can you tell me why you would connect Tivo to a network?
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Old 04-22-04, 03:26 PM
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Originally posted by PresidentGringo
sorry for sounding dunb, but this is the first time i have heard of someone connecting Tivo to a wireless network. As i am going to be setting up a wireless network in the next few weeks, and have been thinking of getting Tivo, can you tell me why you would connect Tivo to a network?
I did it because my phone jack isn't near the tivo so i always had to run a line once in a while to let it update. Now I never have to worry about it.

Also, if you get the media option, you can play music over the network and I believe set some schedules over the internet instead of having to be at the tivo
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