set up wifi hotspot (share internet connection)

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Sat Apr 27 20:24:17 UTC 2013


On 27 April 2013 18:55, Liviu Andronic <landronimirc at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 6:14 PM, Nils Kassube <kassube at gmx.net> wrote:
>> ...
>> WEP is as good as no encryption [1], so you might as well use the
>> working unencrypted setup. If you want a rather secure encryption, use
>> WPA2 or at least WPA. Any halfway modern wifi device should be capable
>> of WPA2 but I don't know if adhoc mode supports WPA/WPA2.
>>
> All security is only there to make things more difficult for the
> perpetrator. Between a key, even if a scrawny one, and no key, I'd
> rather have a key. At least the kid next door won't bother to connect
> to my wifi hotspot.
>

In fact the kid next door is probably the one most likely to know that
a google search will find software he can download that will crack the
WEP key in a few minutes.  Then he can download illegal music (or
worse) on your connection so it is you that gets the rude messages
from your ISP.

Colin




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