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I wnat to setup a hotspot but am green

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    Hollyecho Montgomery May 11, 2010

    Any Wireless router will setup a small hotspot.



    Now when it gets expensive and little trickier, is when you add expanders to the orginal router to "expand" it to a greater range.



    So, the 1st question is how far do you need the signal to go?

    2nd question is how often are you going to change the WEP key?



    Write back and we will go from there....

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1. You can deploy the expander to the point or spot where you're getting a very low signal. From there, it'll give you an amplified signal again.
2. WEP key shouldn't be changed. I suggest much higher security level like WPA-Personal, WPA-PSK.

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