Wireless Networks Abound!

Lee Braiden lee_b at digitalunleashed.com
Sat Jul 9 17:56:24 UTC 2005


On Friday 08 Jul 2005 17:39, David M. Carney wrote:
> I have a friend who is staying with me temporarily. He's living in my
> basement.
>
> He's running a WinXP box

In this case, I would suggest permanently sealing the basement, and finding 
Linux friends at your nearest LUG ;)

> Is there any way I can get his computer to connect to MY network?

But using an alternate wifi channel on your router, and specifying that 
explicitly on the XP machine may help.  *Do* setup the encryption etc., as 
others have mentioned, if you're close enough to others to pickup their 
networks.  Even if you're not, people can still pickup your network from a 
distance with special antennae, so it's serious stuff.

-- 
Lee Braiden
http://www.DigitalUnleashed.com
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