public internet security
paulatgm at gmail.com
Sat May 5 22:38:32 UTC 2007
calvin martin said the following on 05/05/2007 06:25 PM:
> Does your broadband router have a built in vpn? such as the linksys,
> dlink or smc barricade router, if so then just set it up that way.
> It is probably the best way?
I don't have a broadband router, just a broadband cable modem. The
wireless is only involved when I connect at a public wifi, which has no
> On 5/5/07, *Paul S* <paulatgm at gmail.com <mailto:paulatgm at gmail.com>> wrote:
> I'm an experienced linux user but new to broadband and wireless.
> Recently I bought a wireless laptop that I can connect to public wifi
> networks. I read somewhere that public wifi are insecure and should not
> be used for anything that transmits a password (even "https" websites).
> I also read that the only way to have security at a public wifi is by
> using a virtual private network (vpn).
> I am also new to a home broadband connection. I recently got a wired
> broadband cable network connection (6 mbps). I do not have a fixed ip
> address, but it only changes when the power goes off or some other
> disconnect occurs. So, most of the time, it will not change.
> I also have a second (older slower) pc that I can connect to this
> broadband connection at home and leave on line.
> Is it possible for me to create a vpn on my home broadband pc that I can
> connect to from my laptop whenever I'm in a public wifi?
> Would I be able to browse the web over that connection?
> Is it a secure?
> If you are doing this on (k)ubuntu, could you point me to a howto?
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