[thelist] Wireless Networking Advice

Joel Canfield joel at spinhead.com
Fri Dec 13 08:49:02 CST 2002

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> He he, at work we have a few computers on a wireless network.
>  The last week now my laptop has been switching from our
> network (the access point is one room over from my office) to
> a network in a department store three stores over.  We still
> don't know why it's doing it or how to make it stop.

Depends on your equipment, but you should be able to set up encryption on
the access point and NICs, and although it won't really keep anyone else
from hacking it, it *will* force your cards to respond only to a box with
matching credentials.

This *is* only an internet connection, right? Nobody uses wireless on their
private network, do they? I mean, with virtually no security on a WiFi
connection, it's almost the same as printing your private documents in the


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