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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The FCC doesn't like it when you change the design of anything
that transmits radio waves. So manufacturers usually use
Reverse Polarity (RP) connectors when they don't hard-wire an
antenna to their equipment. These connectors basically have the
normal inner connector parts for Male and Female connectors
This doesn't make it impossible to attach
an antenna other than the one your product's manufacturer
intended, but it does make it harder. Here are some sources
of "RP" type connectors and products:
Factor - They have both antennas and connectors for
Systems - The Web site isn't pretty to look at, but
we're told they're great to deal with! [Thnx Josh Golden!]
Technologies - Broad line of wireless networking
products, including connectors, antennas, cables. [Thnx Eric