Wireless network security basics

Monday, 26 January 2004, 12:53 PM EST

You've just bought a wireless router so you can use your laptop all over the house. You get it all setup and surprise, surprise it works. Now that should be the end of it right? Wrong. The default setup for wireless networks is setup to get the network up and running but does nothing to protect your network.

The default setup will let anybody with a wireless network card with in range to connect to your network. If your isp charges you for going over your monthly download limit on your internet access and some one is using your internet access to download tons of stuff, you will get stuck with the bill! Not to mention they could access your files on your computer.

At TechTastic.ca

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