Tips for Securing Your Home Router
Seemingly minor and easily overlooked settings can still have profound security implications. Here are some steps you can take to make sure your wired or wireless home router — and by extension, your network — is as secure as possible.
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Expand the downloaded archives and copy to floppies.
Remove any 3COM network adapters in the Network control panel.
Remove any 3COM network adapters in the SYSTEM control panel (Device
Delete the following files:
Restart. The system will autodetect the NIC and you can install
the drivers from the floppies.
Disable IRQ Steering if you are using it. See this
If you are using an older version of Win95, download and install
1.3 update. This includes newer TCP/IP stacks and drivers
that may help.
I'm sorry that I can't be more specific, but the symptoms and cures vary
from system to system. If you don't want to mess with any of the
above, go get another NIC. There are plenty of fine NICs available
Netgear and other
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