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Luddites of the 21st Century Unite!

Go Team Luddite!

I've just managed to sort out the wireless network for the house and have also now encrypted it. We had a bit of a problem because I didn't know my PPPoA  (or something?) details but I managed to track them down courtesy of my service providers tech department. Rosie also proved a lot of help with various bits of advice (thanks babe).

Anyway, I now have control over the network which was previously under a network Sasha set up almost three years ago and no one could rememebr the access codes too. The new wireless router I brought is a lot more powerful than the old one in anycase and you seem to be able to get uninterrupted access to it wherever you are in the house.

This is a Good Thing (tm).

I'm also enjoying my dual computer system. I get to type this on one screen whilst having my other screen playing music videos (although I need to buy a new set of speakers as my old ones are 'ok' but not great).

So Team Luddite is slowly crawling itself (unwittingly or not) into the 21st Century.

I might go and treat myself by going to the cinema in a few moments. Eragon or The Holiday? Or, if I want to leave it for another hour or so, I can add Perfume or Night in the Museum to the list. I have a freebie ticket in anycase so if it is a bad film at least I won't feel like I've wasted any money!

Has anyone seen 'Perfume' yet btw? The only people I know who have seen it have given it pretty bad reviews :(


Jan. 4th, 2007 10:07 pm (UTC)
In addition to encrypting your WiFi network, you might want to consider disabling the SSID broadcast. That way people will not even see that your network exists unless they happen to already be configured to connect to it.
Jan. 4th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
How effective is that really?

Surely anyone is is knowledgable enough to have tools to crack WPA will also have tools which can sniff the band , rather than relying on SSID broadcast.

Disclaimer: I have yet to actually read 802.11anything .

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