There comes a time when your home wired or wireless network just doesn’t reach far enough. You don’t have Ethernet wires running to all rooms — that’s why you bought a wireless router (plus the fact that wired–only home routers are harder to find <grin>). But, now, you’ve found that the wireless signal isn’t strong […]
It’s happened again — an Associated Press report NY case underscores Wi-Fi privacy dangers reports on another case where an unsecured wireless router was used to download illegal images – and resulted in the innocent router owner’s home being broken into by police, the homeowner arrested, and his family’s iphones, ipads and computer being confiscated. […]
Email security is critical when you use wireless networking. When you use wireless networking at home, if you haven’t set your wireless router and wireless adapters to use the best encryption they will support (currently WPA2 for most personal wireless devices), you don’t have a secure system. You are broadcasting your data unencrypted or with […]
Several years ago, I was a host of the Cajun Clickers Computer Club’s weekly radio show on WJBO in Baton Rouge. We ran a call-in "ask the experts" show about computers on Saturday mornings. One of the calls was from a lady who had multiple wireless computers. Originally, they all would connect successfully to her […]
Are you safe when you use the wireless network at your local coffee shop or airport? Maybe. Maybe not. Are you accidentally sharing your files on your computer? Is your computer "trusting" connection attempts from the other computers at the hostspot? Reader Sam Boggs wrote to ask: Terry: To improve security when using Wi-Fi at […]
First, be sure to connect to the router using an Ethernet cable for your configuration work – otherwise, with the first change, you’ll get locked out. If you are using wireless to login to the router, if you get locked out, you’ll have to wait for the router to time out and close that login. […]
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