are you sure that your dsl modem lacks an ethernet port? because it makes this considerably more difficult.Nameless said:I'll get a "B" solution since I don't need the extra speed. I'll only be using this to browse the net. The laptop has "G" and if IIRC, it is backward compatible. My DSL modem has two connections, a usb one to the PC and a standard phone socket to the phone jack. Do all routers, wireless or otherwise, have phone jacks or just LAN ones?? Also, can I use a wireless router to connect to the WiFi Laptop AND my desktop which lacks wireless capabilities? Thanks again
i use the same method pretty much because the hardware/OS/drivers vary on some of my computers and I haven't really figured out a nice way for them all to be compatible with encryption. besides, there are at least 3 other open wifi networks within range of my house that a wardriver can play with..Ipswitch said:In our house we don't encrypt the stuff, we just whitelist all the MAC addresses of the wifi cards in the house and don't broadcast our essid. The most a wardriver could do is read our packets and if the stuff is sensitive it'll be encrypted with SSL or SSH anyway. That's just our take. If you're on an all-windows network then yeah, you probably should use encryption, but that won't stop a determined wardriver.