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Chapter twenty. Setting Up a Home or Sma... > Setting Up Wireless Security

Setting Up Wireless Security

One of the problems with a wireless network is that all your data is just out there, broadcast over the air via radio waves, for anyone to grab. Fortunately, to keep outsiders from tapping into your wireless network, you can add wireless security to your network. This is done by assigning a fairly complex encryption code to your network; in order to tap into the network, a computer must know the code.

You can assign security codes to all the PCs in your network in one of several ways. First, most wireless hubs, routers, and adapters come with configuration utilities that let you activate this type of wireless security. If your wireless equipment has this type of configuration utility, use it.


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