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Old 08-04-2006, 08:05 AM   #41
 
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Hey HFWR, you suggested disabling SSID. I don't know what that is and how to do it, so I didn't.

Important? Or no?
This is the Broadcast ID of your Network. If you disable it, I don't think you'll be able to 'see it' in the network list. If you have WPA security enabled, I would not disable it. I don't disable mine either.
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Re: Home computer questions--yet again
Old 08-04-2006, 08:28 AM   #42
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What CT said...
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I have WPA security enabled.
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I have WPA security enabled.
You're good to go! 8)
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Old 08-04-2006, 11:06 AM   #45
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Now I have to make it secure.
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Shield's up!
I followed the instructions Al linked to. I hope I'm good.
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Business Week: "Warning: Your Wi-Fi Is Vulnerable to Attack"

"On Aug. 1, Intel issued a bulletin warning of three flaws in the software that lets its Wi-Fi radios communicate with the Windows operating system. Although the company said that it knew of no active exploitation of the flaws, one of them was especially dangerous because it could allow an attacker to take remote control of a computer over the air. Then the next day, on Aug. 2, two researchers demonstrated just such an attack at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas."

Maybe you better give TH your IP address anyway... woops, maybe you don't have to!
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Your safe from me, Martha. I wouldn't know how to hack your computer no matter what addresses and numbers you gave me. And I intend to spend no time trying to figure it out.
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I wanted to activate WPA but unfortunately my wireless pcmcia card only handles WEP. I got it this past March from a good neighbor in exchange for an old ladder. He had a bunch of them from a past security project. I guess it must have been over 3 or 4 years old. I guess he got the better end of the deal. It will be a moot point in about a week as I will be on the road and will depend on public access rather than my personal DSL connection. At least I know what to ask for if I need to upgrade to another card.
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