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Re: Secure? Installing a wireless router at next door neighbor's so I can surf



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On 8/11/06, daparnin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx <daparnin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx > wrote:

It might be a pain but use dial-up (I'm assuming that your employer offers

a dial-up option if they are requiring you to be on call).


Nope.  I was told  no dial-up.  Although I see that the Contivity VPN client
has a way to set up a dial-up.  They might as well just put a data plan on
the cell phone.

 Unless you were
working more than a couple hours a week from home I'd say that if you want

broadband then you should have to pay for it yourself.  I REALLY wouldn't
pay for the neighbor's broadband just so you could be on call.  I also
wouldn't depend on the neighbors for your broadband access.  Suppose they
provide a wireless connection for you and somebody hacks their home
network?  Are you responsible?  If you can't get a signal can you go
snooping through their house and try new places for the access point?


With SSID not being broadcast, and WPA set with a strong password, I don't
know how to be anymore secure to protect against hackers.  My feeling is
that this neighborhood would not be a prime candidate for WAR drivers; the
other side of the neighborhood would be a better target by far.  <jk>  As
far as availability to the neighbor's house, I understand the limited access
issue, and I would have to accept that any problems that occur when she
isn't home or too late at night would just have to wait.  Based on my
experience with my wireless at my home, this shouldn't be a problem, as I
just haven't had many issues after the first week of playing with it.

But this discussion, regarding using the neighbor's access, is quickly
becoming moot.  I think I have a solution that the company can live with.

Dave Parnin
--
Nishikawa Standard Company
Topeka, IN  46571
daparnin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx





                      Dan
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On 8/10/06, Jones, John (US) <John.Jones@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Booth is right.  Reselling the cable broadband service will almost
> certainly be a TOS violation.


OK, hadn't thought about that.  I'll have to check the TOS to be sure, but
would I be able to sit in her living room with my laptop and use it?  Is
"reselling" it the issue?  What if I asked her to let me use it for free,
and the beer fairy will start delivering 12-packs at her doorstep every
month.  Good beer, of course.  What if, what if, what if.

How is the cel phone reception at your father-in-laws?  Get a data card
> for your laptop or get a cel plan that lets you tether the cel phone to
> the laptop & use the cel connection for data.  If you get EvDO or EDGE
> speed it's about as good as decent DSL and still supports VPN, etc.
> Sprint's phone-as-modem plan is $40 a month on top of whatever your cel
> minutes cost and it includes unlimited data, legal tethering, and any
> other data your cel can work with (streaming audio/video, email, SMS,
> browsing, whatever).  It's a complete data plan for your cel device +
> your laptop.  I use it with a Treo 700p and because I have it solely for
> work usage, work reimburses me for the expense.


$40/month is too expensive for the volume I'll use this for.  Plus all of
the additional equipment costs.  And the employer won't compensate for it,
I
already asked.  I guess they assume everyone has broadband nowadays.  I
guess I can be a stinker about it and hope that they'll change their
policy.  It doesn't seem right that they expect me to have this access as
part of my responsibilities and to have to pay for it.

-Dan
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