How do I secure my network? Prying eyes will be able to use your Internet Connection if you don't secure it. First, make sure you have all the basics covered, like firewalls and anti-virus software. The next step on the wireless security ladder is to enable WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) or WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) encryption. When you install a Wireless Card or Wireless Adapter on your computer, you can follow the on-screen guide (called a Wizard) to secure your network. Just follow the instructions that pop up on screen and let the "wizard" guide you through the process.
Can I install it myself? If you have ever set up a new computer or added a printer or scanner to your system, then you are more than qualified. If you already have high speed internet service, just or watch this video to see what you'll need.
How fast do I need to be? For most users, the difference between dial up and broadband is going to be mind blowing. The basic service offered by cable companies is plenty fast. You'll be surprised how much more you share photos and watch video. See this chart for how long certain tasks should take at certain speeds. If however, you consider yourself a pro-user, or have multiple computers at home networked together, all being used at the same time, you may want to consider upgrading to the available 8MBPS service. We suggest trying the regular service first, and upgrading later if you still want it.