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    Wireless help

    This is a discussion on Wireless help within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hello, my next door neighbour asked if I would give him access to the Wireless, for his PS3. I said ...

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      Wireless help

      Hello, my next door neighbour asked if I would give him access to the Wireless, for his PS3. I said yeah, and I tried it all but it wouldnt work with the 'access key/8-letter code'.

      So I took the key option off and kept the 'Access Control' on... where I have to select which wireless networks to give access to. His is working now, but is the wireless still safe left just like that?


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      Re: Wireless help

      no, put the security back on!

      you are basically completely open for people looking at what is going through your network, and someone could connect to it by spoofing a mac address no trouble at all.

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      Re: Wireless help

      Thanks... he did try with the key at first, and he said it wouldnt work. Is it case sensitive? Thats why I took it off.

      Guess I'll have to go there and do it... he aint been back to say thanks. Will just put the key back on, and will be soon knocking to say its not working.
      I thought the 'Access Control' would be safe enough.

      Oh yeah, once I get it working with the key, would it be possible for him to see what I do online?

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      Re: Wireless help

      The standard key is caps only, no lower case, all letters. If that fails try lowering to WEP and generate a new key.
      Once it's working no he can't easily see what you are up to.

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      Re: Wireless help

      it should work fine with the security put back on .i have just bought a ps3 and connected it via wireless to my sky router

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      Re: Wireless help

      Just don't do it.

      If you let someone else access your connection then you could find yourself in big trouble for anything that other person chooses to use it for - think kiddie porn, fraudulent transactions, spam or downloading of copyrighted material.

      Also, that person is also on your LAN. Unless you're very confident that your own system is secure (e.g. you have a properly set up personal firewall, don't have printer and file sharing enabled and so on) then frankly it would be a piece of cake for anyone with a small amount of knowledge to have access to all your files (stored and cache) and potentially install applications on your system.

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      Re: Wireless help

      I have to agree with Saturday. You could find yourself in deep trouble if anyone miss-uses your connection. Saying 'it was the guy next door' is not an acceptable excuse. The T & Cs make it clear that it is your duty to keep your connection secure.

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