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Another help me secure my wireless thread.

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by SkyStorm82, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. SkyStorm82

    SkyStorm82 DSG

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    I have a Dell Inspiron 8100 laptop with a wireless card sticking out of it that says 2Wire on it. How do I know if my wireless is secure?

    I just read some threads here about people able to check if they are in range of any "open" wireless connections. Wasn't able to find anything to help me though.

    Thanks;c
     
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    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

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    Having a computer with a wireless NIC means that you can access a wireless LAN ... not that you have one. Do you have a wireless router? If you do then follow the suggestions in the other "wireless" threads and setup the security.
     

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    I don't know if I have a router or not. I'm set up with SBC DSL and I just use the wireless card instead of the cables the package came with.
     
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    Well if you are using the wireless card to connect then obviously you are connecting to a wireless device. It could be a wireless modem or a combo ... it could also be a neighbors network. Check the manual that came with your router/modem or Google the model number. You can also check your Internet provider’s home page.