Purchased new WiFi enabled laptop computer. Notice several open no password networks when I enable Wifi. Question can I legally use these open no password networks to surf web?
Using firewall which I take it will prevent WiFi network from entering my computer for data? Will network owner be able to see all information downloaded and sent out over open WiFi network?twisty said:Only if it is a public connection...but the chances of you getting nailed are slim to non. One of my 1st jobs college was setting up the wifi networks U of M hospital. We used 802.11b then(3 years ago) It was hard to make them secure but today most people are using 802.11g which is fast and secure if you know what your doing. See the thing is with leaving you network open like that. People can get on and throw a packet sniffer on you network. This will allow them to see, modify and steal data off you wifi connection.
But if I was you I would have some fun with it.
Thanks for info :dthumb:twisty said:With a packet sniffer I can get just about anything I want. If your using a good firewall you should be ok but the data you send out is still open for a sniffer. depending on the ecrpt level it might a person a little while to open the data but it came be done.
Well, why didn't you guys say that in the first place!!! :thumbs:ShanMan14 said:Everyone knows G is five letters better than B!
I just bought a G router for the house, and FWIW CompUSA has AT&T PCMICIA G cards for $13 out the door with NO REBATE. They also have good deals on a USB model and the router itself.
But now I'm straying off the original topic question.