On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 12:18:14AM -0400, Claude Sutton wrote:
> The advertised range is 300 ft. if the unit is indoors and 900 ft. if it is
> So if you look at the distances I mentioned in my last, there is no way
> unless you have some kook in a van filled with snoop equipment.
> Or a black helicopter.
they'd only need a proper/good antenna, even from a mile far away.
> > laptop in to. They become part of your network, they can access your
> > shared files, they can see the data you move in your network.
or spam the world from your IP.
probability for such events need to be taken into account, though: if you're
paranoid about security that's nearly ~1, else you'll feel just fine.
Anyway, I'd rather keep a sniffer running like arpwatch(8), and an eye on
on syslog.log while on air, then shut everything down when you turn the
If anybody happens to hook up onto you wlan, chances are that arpwatch will
detect the ARP request revealing their intrusion.