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#18010 - 08/21/03 09:59 PM Ain't WiFi great?
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#18011 - 08/21/03 10:45 PM Re: Ain't WiFi great?
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huh.
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#18012 - 08/21/03 10:47 PM Re: Ain't WiFi great?
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Doing the same right now!

...Sitting in the beloved listening couch, listening to Stravinsky's Firebird Suite (Bernstein/Israel Philharmonic), browsing the forum via WiFi, and (supposedly) writing up a paper.

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#18013 - 08/21/03 11:26 PM Re: Ain't WiFi great?
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WiFi users remember to set SID to not broadcast and configure a 128bit WEP key for security's sake. If you need help let me know.

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#18014 - 08/22/03 12:16 AM Re: Ain't WiFi great?
twopecker Offline
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DanTana:

Its pretty funny you say that. Since I moved into my new apartment, I have gone to visit two ppl in my vicinity because I was close enough to get on their network. They give you a weird look when you say "you're network is vulnerable...im here to help!"



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#18015 - 08/22/03 12:47 AM Re: Ain't WiFi great?
pmbuko Offline
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Did I mention I work in the IT field?

I doubt anyone will be war-driving my neighborhood, but even so, I've locked it down well:

- 128-bit WEP is enabled
- SSID broadcasting is disabled
- MAC access list is enabled


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#18016 - 08/22/03 02:28 AM Re: Ain't WiFi great?
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Yeah, I'll say that Peter's is the tightest wireless network I've encountered. It's really a pain! ;-)
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#18017 - 08/22/03 03:31 AM Re: Ain't WiFi great?
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Well, I've done what Peter did except for the WEP. Is it too weak?

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#18018 - 08/22/03 04:08 AM Re: Ain't WiFi great?
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To think its only going to get better, and *explode* even more when the PSP (PlayStation Portable) comes out... The thing comes with a built in 802.11x support for wireless multiplayer head to head gaming, as well as web opportunities at any hot spot.

Bringing WiFi right to the mass market. SONY plans to sell 10 Million of these buggers in their first year.

Woohoo - a good time to be making games

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#18019 - 08/22/03 09:18 AM Re: Ain't WiFi great?
Frenchlop Offline
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Registered: 04/23/03
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Stop telling people to lock up their network. I will have to start buying my own internet access......



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