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Windows XP Unwired by Wei-Meng Lee

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Guidelines for Securing a Wireless Network

Though your new wireless network allows you to have the freedom to surf the Internet anywhere in your house, it also is good news to your neighbors. With your newly set up wireless network, your neighbor can now surf the Internet for free!

Unlike a wired network, where you need to have physical access to a network access point, wireless networks extend beyond the four walls of your house.

Most wireless access points and routers provide a web-based configuration program for configuring the wireless access point. The following are some guidelines for securing your wireless network:

Disable SSID broadcast

By default, most wireless access points will broadcast the SSID to all wireless devices. Anyone with a wireless network card can detect the SSID you use and gain access to your network. This brings ...

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