How much can the person I'm borrowing wireless from see?
May 23, 2006 8:08 AM Subscribe
Okay, so I often use free wireless connections...whether they be in coffee shops or occasionally my neighbor's open network. My question is, how much of what I post online/what sites I visit can be seen? Sometimes I post things I don't want to share with my neighbors, also I check email.
If other open wireless network users CAN see what I'm looking at, how do I prevent it? The network I use is belkin 54g.
This shouldn't be a problem soon, as I am getting my own connection. When I had my own, I left it open so others could share. I assume my neighbor is doing the same thing? But for now, I would like to know that my neighbors can't see the pix I send my long-distance boyfriend and/or what I post on our shared journal. Is this unrealistic?
Thank you for your help.
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