What Do I Do to Secure My Wireless Network?

You can take three really simple steps to dramatically increase the security of your wireless network. It is not foolproof wireless security, but it will keep you from being an easy target and it will keep most of the riffraff out.

As Figure 5-1 showed, there are plenty of easy targets out there, so all you need to worry about in most cases is the curious neighbor or someone specifically looking to access a network with no protection at all. The steps described in this section will not keep out a really serious hacker, but if you have reason to worry about a hacker specifically targeting you (as opposed to someone hacking at random), then you can hire a security specialist or, better yet, just don’t ...

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