Sunday, June 17, 2007

Wireless Network Security--Keep network open, hide its name

A very useful way to protect your otherwise open wireless network is to stop broadcasting the network's name (SSID). When you interact with your wireless router through a computer you have the option of not checking the "Broadcast SSID" box. Your network remains open, but others cannot see it. When friends visit you and they want to connect to your wireless network, all you have to do is to tell them the name of the network. They can go into the option of "connect to non-broadcasting network" in their computer, type in the name of your network, and get connected.

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