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How Secure Is Your Wireless Network? Safeguarding Your Wi-Fi LAN by CCNA Lee Barken - CISSP MCP, CPA

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The Legal Issues

The primary challenge to widespread free network proliferation has been the legal issues involved in sharing your Internet access. Giving free access to the world may be a violation of the Terms of Service (ToS) from your Internet Service Provider. This makes sense. After all, if you took your cable TV cord, used a splitter, and ran a line to your neighbor's television, we would all agree that sharing your cable TV is a clear violation of the law. Isn't a replacement of the physical cable with a wireless transport still doing the same thing for wireless Internet access? Well, this is where things get tricky.

Up until now, many ISPs have offered bandwidth pricing models that include “all-you-can-eat” plans. In other words—you ...

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