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What kind of router did you get? Most routers have ports on the back for the "phone" cord (psst it's an ethernet/cat-5 cable) to go from the router to a computer.But if you have a laptop I would say you are hampering its usefulness by plugging it in all the time. A wired connection is good for big file transfers that require a fast connection, but in general wireless is far superior. Why wouldn't you want to be able to use your laptop on the couch?
^that's what I meant...the modem. I still think they would have given her the combined modem/router, like I have. (Edit: that's right....the wireless router should have ports to hard wire if you want to...)RnR, setting up the security (WPA, or what have you) takes about 30 minutes, including reading the how to. Do not succumb to fear, for fear is the path to the dark side. With encryption, you're fort knox. Without....you're standing outside with no underwear on, and the wind is blowing up your skirt.
Edit: Unless someone has a supercomputer in their apartment, noone is going to hack into WPA encryption. Just make sure you pick a strong password, as with anything you password protect.
Quote from: AJ93 on June 06, 2012, 12:18:24 AMEdit: Unless someone has a supercomputer in their apartment, noone is going to hack into WPA encryption. Just make sure you pick a strong password, as with anything you password protect. I mean right NOW, when I do not have a WPA set up. And can't set one up until tonight.
I am so glad I didn't pay TWC to come out and do this.