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kissbaby3

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my internet connection works just fine, i was snooping around on my Linux pc and decided to look at my internet "connection information" and where it says security , it says "none", ha ha , i have been using it this way for several months now , everything seems fine. here is a screen shot of what i am talking about, i blacked out some stuff, tho . so is this ok ?, should i be worried ?. please help, lol.  i want to say thanks to every one.

Last Edit: December 11, 2018, 02:02:06 PM by kissbaby3
 


Re: Please help me, i have a question about DSL internet connection ?
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2018, 05:16:58 AM »
 

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Hi @kissbaby3, no need to worry :)

With an ethernet cable your pc is in direct connection with your router so is unlikely to be intercepted.
Wifi though, broadcasts in every direction and needs a security password to connect to your router.

If you have wifi on a laptop, tablet or smartfone, take a look at all the wifi signals you "could" connect to. All your neighbours connections will be visible and if you had their password you could connect to their router lol.

Anyway, for now don't worry. You only need security if you are using wifi :)
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Re: Please help me, i have a question about DSL internet connection ?
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Hi @kissbaby3, no need to worry :)

With an ethernet cable your pc is in direct connection with your router so is unlikely to be intercepted.
Wifi though, broadcasts in every direction and needs a security password to connect to your router.

If you have wifi on a laptop, tablet or smartfone, take a look at all the wifi signals you "could" connect to. All your neighbours connections will be visible and if you had their password you could connect to their router lol.

Anyway, for now don't worry. You only need security if you are using wifi :)

Thank you for replying , good to know this. my second Linux PC upstairs is using the wifi , it is secure.
 


 


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