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One thing to remember when protecting your computer


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#1 garmanma

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 02:36 PM

This might have been addressed in one our pinned topics, but I believe it is important enough to bring up once in a while

AT+T just finished installing new lines in my neighborhood and are pushing hard to sign everyone up to DSL.
I just finished up fixing a laptop with a wireless connection. I turn it on and lo and behold, I can access 8 of my neighbors' connections
Lesson learned?
Do a hard reset on the gateway modem and give it a good, strong password
Why pay for anyone else's internet or give them the opportunity to hack into your network
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#2 Stang777

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 02:56 PM

Ok, this is probably a really stupid question, but seeing as I do not understand the wireless connections whatsoever, I have to ask.

My computer does not use a wireless connection (I have a cable connection) and I do not have one setup on it, so I assume nobody can share my connection in the way that you describe above, but do not know for sure. Can they?

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 07:58 PM

Ok, this is probably a really stupid question, but seeing as I do not understand the wireless connections whatsoever, I have to ask.

My computer does not use a wireless connection (I have a cable connection) and I do not have one setup on it, so I assume nobody can share my connection in the way that you describe above, but do not know for sure. Can they?


No, since you have no way of broadcasting your network wirelessly (a router, bridge, etc) then there is no connection for anyone to pick up unless they are literally plugged into your cable line, you should be safe :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 09:16 PM

Thank you xblindx. This thread got lost to me rather quickly, I appreciate you answering my question, sorry it took me so long to say so.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 09:55 PM

Do a hard reset on the gateway modem and give it a good, strong password

If you would like some help in designating a strong password, visit the Ultra High Security Password Generator. Worked for me. :thumbsup:
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 04:30 PM

Thank you xblindx. This thread got lost to me rather quickly, I appreciate you answering my question, sorry it took me so long to say so.


No problem :flowers: I appreciate the thanks :thumbsup:




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