Wireless network configuration

Jeffrey F. Bloss jbloss at tampabay.rr.com
Fri Jan 12 06:57:06 UTC 2007


James Englert wrote:

> Thanks for the reply. I'll try wpa out. I'm not really concerned with
> security per se. I just don't want people accessing the network and
> downloading a bunch of crap.

I hear that. An unsecured wireless is an open invitation for people to
bad things while appearing to be you.

WEP is better than nothing. It at least means an "attacker" has to
exert some effort to connect. Might take a couple minutes, but if they
want in they'll get in. Still, it should keep your neighbor from
"accidentally" using your Internet connection. ;)

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