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Hooray!

Well, K's new laptop from work has a wireless network card that isn't an ancient piece of crap (the old one had an Aironet card so old and crappy that Cisco hasn't even used them internally in years).

We switched the wireless authentication and encryption over from WEP to WPA2-PSK (good, and easier to configure) with AES (much better encryption).

Everything is working like a champ.

Well, except for some reason both laptops choke when the wireless router is set to 802.11g-only mode. They'll only connect when it's running in mixed (b/g) mode. The wireless bridge doesn't have any problem in g-only mode. Very strange.

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jovino
Oct. 27th, 2006 07:13 am (UTC)
Why do you even bother with encryption?
bovil
Oct. 27th, 2006 07:58 pm (UTC)
I don't want my machines getting hacked. I've got open file shares and network printers on my home network.
kproche
Oct. 27th, 2006 01:29 pm (UTC)
1) Because we both not infrequently do work from home

2) Because I do online financial transactions from home.

3) Because we don't want people sniffing the data we use for accessing our accounts or sharing data between our media workstations and the laptops

4) Because I'm the chair of an international Costume-Convention as well as its webmaster and hence am one of the three people who have access to a goodly number of folk's private information in its web system

5) Because I don't feel like sharing the bandwidth I'm paying through the nose through with folks I haven't given permission to...

6) Because I don't feel like letting anyone hijacking my wap to do any nefarious hacking...

7) Because it's the smart thing to do
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