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User Info: westy159

westy159
4 years ago#1
Networking has never been my strong point. Anything i should change with the router settings? For example would it be a good idea to turn the router firewall off to speed up my connection, each computer has its own firewall anyway...
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User Info: Monkeymage

Monkeymage
4 years ago#2
Yes, you should also paint flames on it to make the connection faster.
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User Info: opinion_invalid

opinion_invalid
4 years ago#3
if its wireless put a password on the wifi along with the router itself.
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User Info: Dragnfyr

Dragnfyr
4 years ago#4
The router firewall is very important. Software firewalls on computers are only a backup solution to the hardware firewalls in routers. Also disabling a firewall doesn't speed up an Internet connection.

You should put a password on that router for sure as well. Use WPA or WPA2. WEP is useless.
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User Info: westy159

westy159
4 years ago#5
Yeah got a WPA2 password on it. Okay ill leave the firewall alone. I painted the flames on it but havent seen much difference yet, maybe i should add more detail, like smoke?

How about port forwarding, something i should leave till i find individual programs that i use which will benefit from it? Anything else? Cheers guys.
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User Info: Solid_Fake

Solid_Fake
4 years ago#6
Add some lightning to it.
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User Info: LordSeifer

LordSeifer
4 years ago#7
How about port forwarding, something i should leave till i find individual programs that i use which will benefit from it? An

yes, if something isnt working, then look at port forwarding.

basically a password is all you need to do
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