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Another automatic AirPort connection fix
Authored by: dal20402 on Mar 14, '06 02:45:48PM

It's not un-neighborly at all to close access to your network. It's the only sane thing to do. You never know who might drive (or, in the city, even walk) past your house and send 1 million spam...

If you trust your neighbors enough to give them access, give them keys to your network (ideally, separate keys from yours, provided you're geeky enough to set up PEAP).

Maybe I'm too paranoid, but I don't even trust my neighbors that much. The consequences are just too severe (loss of connectivity from the only broadband game in town would be really bad).



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Another automatic AirPort connection fix
Authored by: henryh on Mar 16, '06 06:10:28PM

Yes, I agree about not allowing access to the network. The issue is more one of allowing people to use the connection and bandwidth (without accessing your network, good firewall needed).

However, previous experience with an open airport connection and $250 worth of extra traffic in a month meant that is not something I feel able to do anymore.



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