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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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Software Options for Free Hotspots

If you want to set up your own hotspot for free public access, there are a number of software options to help you along the way. Sputnik offers a free Linux distribution that can turn your PC into hotspot. Basically, you burn a CD and use it to boot your PC. You attach a Prism-based wireless card and that's it! You can download the Sputnik Community Gateway software for free: http://www.sputnik.com/products/gatewaydownload.html. See Chapter 9 for more information.

You can download a similar product from ReefEdge called Dolphin. Dolphin also turns your PC into a hotspot; however, instead of connecting a Wi-Fi card, your PC must have two wired Ethernet LAN cards. One card is used to connect to your Internet connection ...

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