Current home LAN/WLAN
said by bbrcat:
I have a SOHO network that is both wired and wireless via a
SBG900 modem/router(WEP enabled). I currently have 4 PC's on this network as well as an HP wired(only) printer(Officejet 4500). Short of buying another wired/wireless printer, can I access my present printer through this network when I utilize my tablet and/or smart phone...and if so, can this be done safely?
Thanks in advance for any help !
As long as you upgrade the wireless encryption to WPA2
or at a minimum WPA with a long key/passphrase then yes you can safely print over a wireless link. WEP is very insecure and easily hacked.
Personally I use WPA2-Personal
(aka WPA2-PSK [AES]) with a 63-character random ASCII key to protect my home wireless network.