Originally Posted by Purplehazeir
I'm running the new Linksys E3000 and have 128K WEP enabled with a pass phrase that has 12 characters that include numbers, special characters and upper and lower case. Good luck hacker!
Hehe, you got a chuckle out of me on this one Kev. Glad to see you've upgraded to WPA2.
DD-WRT is an awesome piece of firmware that allows you to turn your crappy cheap router into a rather robust piece of hardware. I've been running it for a while, and I've also been using the appropriate safety precautions for any router. While any security technology can and will be broken through if the right person wants in, there are ways to keep yourself safe from the average drive by hacker. Doing things such as not broadcasting your SSID, setting a strong access password for the router, and a strong password for the wireless using the best encryption available (which for most home routers now I believe is WPA2-AES).
Also, physical access to a router is game over for your security. That nice little reset button gives a hacker full access to your router. Not so much of an issue for home users, but I have seen businesses make this mistake.