Re: [NTLK] Deciding between wireless or ethernet card with dongle

From: Woody Smith <>
Date: Tue Dec 02 2008 - 01:21:25 EST

In addition to WEP you can also not broadcast your SSID, limit to
known Mac addresses and require password to access other computers on
your network.

Won't stop a serious hacker but adds to the security.

Wired and wireless ethernet setups are about the same difficulty.
More difficult is sorting out which drivers or patches you need.
I use Lucent turbo silver upgraded to gold.


On Dec 1, 2008, at 11:37 PM, Andrew Beals wrote:

> Ether + dongle is just easier. The wifi driver only works with 40-bit
> encryption in my experience, which is better than none, but easy
> enough to get around. It's also fiddly…not that the Newt's DHCP isn't
> fiddly to begin with. Some wireless joints require you to sign in on
> a SSL-encrypted page - won't work with a Newt. Some play fancy
> javascript games - again, won't work. Generic "linksys" or "netgear"
> APs will work just fine, of course.

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