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securing networks - December 26th 2010, 05:43 PM

How important is it to secure a network if it is only accessiable from your house?
   
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Re: securing networks - December 28th 2010, 02:11 PM

It is extremely important, especially if you have a wireless connection. The best security for wireless is WPA 2 (If I remember rightly) and to hide your SSID.
   
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Re: securing networks - December 28th 2010, 04:53 PM

thank you so much now to explain that to father.
   
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Re: securing networks - December 30th 2010, 08:15 PM

You're trying explain to your parent about security? I love those talks so much, especially to ignorant parents who know nothing about technology. But my original post is pretty much right I'd say, wireless is probably the main concern in house holds because if it's not protected hackers can literally sit outside your house doing things on your network.
   
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Re: securing networks - December 30th 2010, 08:27 PM

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You're trying explain to your parent about security? I love those talks so much, especially to ignorant parents who know nothing about technology. But my original post is pretty much right I'd say, wireless is probably the main concern in house holds because if it's not protected hackers can literally sit outside your house doing things on your network.
I am not even sure that we could get it outside though, according to sister she could barely get it in her room; which is well in the house.
   
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Re: securing networks - December 30th 2010, 08:54 PM

Better safe than sorry.

I set up my family's wireless and for the longest time they had no idea it is password protected. I have a laptop and the other PC has a direct connection. Does your father use the wireless?


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I set up my family's wireless and for the longest time they had no idea it is password protected. I have a laptop and the other PC has a direct connection. Does your father use the wireless?
I am fairly sure he does not. They got it for Christmas, so that I could get on the internet from my school laptop(usually at home I am on the PC) and sister could access the internet from her Ipod.
   
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Re: securing networks - January 1st 2011, 03:19 PM

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I am not even sure that we could get it outside though, according to sister she could barely get it in her room; which is well in the house.
This can depend on the structure of the house and the model of the wireless router. The better, the strong the signal. There's many reasons why a signal is weak in one area of the house, but the structure of the house and the model of the router are usually the top 2 reasons.
   
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This can depend on the structure of the house and the model of the wireless router. The better, the strong the signal. There's many reasons why a signal is weak in one area of the house, but the structure of the house and the model of the router are usually the top 2 reasons.
Agree. I have an extremely LONG house. The office, where the desktop and router is located, is at one end of the house. My room is at the other end of the house. I will sometimes have problems picking up signal (I really need to by another router and make a bridge). However, you can easily sit outside our back door and get on the internet where you have problems getting it in my room. No one could steal it from the road though, this is the country and the house is too far off.


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Re: securing networks - January 3rd 2011, 11:43 PM

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Agree. I have an extremely LONG house. The office, where the desktop and router is located, is at one end of the house. My room is at the other end of the house. I will sometimes have problems picking up signal (I really need to by another router and make a bridge). However, you can easily sit outside our back door and get on the internet where you have problems getting it in my room. No one could steal it from the road though, this is the country and the house is too far off.
We are too country far off.
   
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