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Old 13-12-2006, 17:55   #31
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Originally Posted by rtbates
More importantly if you have a WIFI hub at your house/boat be sure you set all security options. The last thing you need/want is for someone to use your wireless router to access say kiddy porn. When I set up my wireless hub at the house I found that I could access four neighbors hubs w/o getting out of my chair. There are real people out there who roam around searching for unsecured WIFI hubs.
I set up WPA encryption on my wireless router at home, but living on 11 acres in the woods (and all neighbors having that much or more property) on a dead-end road, I'm not overly concerned about roaming bandits attempting to connect to my network. I believe that home routers don't broadcast widely enough for my neighbors to connect even if they did have the password and I added them to my MAC address screening.

hellosailor, I checked out the iPig page, and that looks like a nice solution -- and I like the price too! I may go ahead and get it now as it could provide some peace of mind in hotels and so forth.

Lots of great info here. Thanks all!


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Old 14-12-2006, 09:24   #32

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11 acres, nice. WiFi is surprisingly robust, the current record for passing a signal without extra amplifiers is about 150 miles, but they also used some rather LARGE antennas and a line-of-sight to a mountaintop to do that. But wardriving on dead end roads in your neighborhood would be something like bobbing for apples in the Great Lakes: Not too rewarding.<G>

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