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Wireless starters guide for first time dd-wrt users
Thanks for sharing all of this. Filtering Java can be useful, as Java has many security vulnerabilities and this protects you if Java gets accidentally enabled in your browser. CAB, which can also be used for Windows updates. It can be up to 63 characters long. Setup Network Mode You should choose a Mode that works for all of your clients.


If this is too short and too simple, someone can easily get on your network, or simply sit back and decrypt your network traffic without getting on.

The stronger your key, the stronger your encryption will be. Use a weak one, and it might take less than a day to break in. Enable the SPI firewall, of course.

I think the firewalls on routers are vastly overrated but they are far better than nothing. Filtering cookies will give you additional privacy, though at the expense of convenience. Filtering Java can be useful, as Java has many security vulnerabilities and this protects you if Java gets accidentally enabled in your browser. Filtering ActiveX sounds like a good idea, but one of the filetypes it blocks is. CAB, which can also be used for Windows updates.

If you want to avoid ActiveX vulnerabilities, use Firefox or Chrome. Router malware is memory-resident, so this flushes it out of memory. You may not want all of your visitors putting who-knows-what on your network along with your devices, but fortunately, DD-WRT makes it possible to set up a second guest network, even on very inexpensive routers.

Go back to the Wireless tab, then to Basic Settings. Under the heading Virtual Interfaces, click Add. You can now provide the name of a second SSID. Set the Max Associated Clients as low as you possibly can—hopefully 1. Click Administration, then click the Backup tab, then click the Backup button and specify a filename.

Thanks for sharing all of this. Just came across this treasure trove of information! Thanks so much for taking the time to put this together! Related stories by Dave Farquhar. What a wonderful Christmas present! If your client devices allows to increase output power, then you should change it as well.

In latest driver build with NEWD it is currently not possible to override power output, still investigating if this is on purpose or if this is a problem with current wl tool. Beamforming uses algorithms to determine the location of a client and to direct signals towards the client. As output is directed towards a client it is possible to increase output power, which will improve range.

Regular Beamforming only works with clients that support Beamforming. Implicit Beamforming also works for clients that have no Beamforming support. Short note on performance testing with beamforming. As Beamfomring needs some sort of localization and therefore calibration you should give the radio a bit of time, after you changed wireless parameters, before you start doing any performance testing.

Everytime you change parameters the radio will be brought down and up and reinitialized. Du musst angemeldet sein, um einen Kommentar abzugeben. You have to setup parameters in the following order to avoid unnecessary steps. Before you start choose the correct regulation domain.

Setup Wireless Mode 2. Setup Network Mode You should choose a Mode that works for all of your clients. Wireless Channel Finally you can choose your prefered channel. General rule for all bands: For 5Ghz you likely want to increase txpwr even further. Beamforming Beamforming uses algorithms to determine the location of a client and to direct signals towards the client.