Message Edited by EG on 11-01-2006 06:52 PM
it might be time to get the Harley fired up and have its first bath of the year
I shoudn't have said anything, because now it's snowing outside, with about 4-5 inches of very wet, heavy snow. Sigh...
@demusman wrote:The bath is done here....just waitin for the rain to stop now!
Message Edited by EG on 06-29-2007 12:57 AM
Split from Barics Securing you Wireless thread.
Split out from Baric's sticky.
isn't UPnP used for peer to peer tv & bitorrent I have a wireless router and would like to port forward this has to do with upnp?? that would be a very popular need for it ????
UPnP is used by a number of hardware and software components. I do believe that some bittorrent clients will use it if available, although I have no hard info on this. I think it's a huge security risk and I'm not in favor of allowing just any program to open up holes in my firewall whenever it wants to. Would it be easier for some? Probably, but then so would removing your firewall entirely and I think we call all agree that would be a bad idea.
Not sure what you mean by peer to peer TV, got a particular system in mind?
In the end, it's up to the individual user what settings they decide to use or disable. They have to evaluate the risk vs. the utility of using a particular feature like UPnP. Some users may well decide the risk is worth the benefit gain, others may decide it's not. I'm firmly in the "not" camp at this time.
Baric, Do u send personal emails to people, such as myself, i am new at routers and such
but i have a few questions, If i may email you, then i will send u my email address , newbie.
Baric hasn't logged into the forums in a week, so sending just to him may not be the best way to get an answer.
Please start a forum thread with your questions. There are a number of us who can answer them.
I have home wireless. I want to set up a home office in another room with another computer. What, if anything, do I need to do to get Internet service on my new computer?
Need a little more info here.
Do you subscribe to the comcast Home Networking service where they take care of everything like this for you?
Do you just have the normal High speed internet service?
If the latter is the case.
you have to buy a Wireless router or get the Free Wireless Router from Comcast.
Once you have the Router:
Once you get the wired part of your network running as above, then Fire up your Wireless Laptop and let it connect wirelessly to the router. You should see an icon pop up on the lower Right corner of the screen (taskbar) showing you are connected
Or you can open your browser and see if you can surf.
If you can surf, thenfo back to Barics Thread to set up Encryption to keep your neighbors from using your Wireless router to get free access to the internet.
Once you are able to surf and are all set up , move your laptop out to the Room where you will normally use it and give it a try.
Moved to Customer Service, since this has nothing to do with configuring router security.
Click the link below for info;
No longer valid link removed.
I ordered a wireless modem a few weeks ago and haven't recieved it yet. I have called all the numbers and everyone direct me back to here. What is the problem.? Is there a live person any where that will talk to me htat knows where or why my FREE wireless router has not come. I have been very displease with the service I have recieved so far with this program xfinity.