I currently have a wired network in my house, and have now ordered wireless pci/PCMCIA cards to network my 4 pc's and laptop for file sharing and internet access. How secure is this network? Any links for reference will be greatfully recieved
unless you have highly gifted hacker neighbours i wouldn't worry about it. go for 256 bit encryption for posterity, it would take someone quite sometime to beat it, plus they'd have to be in range. your walls will dramatically reduce that to the outside world.
it really depends on the strength of the signal, (varies manufacturer to manufacturer), the pc's inside the house won't be a problem, using the laptop outside is probably going to see you losing the signal every now and again. My laptop allows me to roam about 10m from the house when all signal strentgh goes. This can be boosted if need be.
that is ok, main reason i have 3 kids, a pc each and they all want internet access, I don't want to run any more cables, and maybe then I can use my own pc, I will have to wait and see what the laptop is like outside, cheers jonnytub, i got some reading to do now!
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