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Re: wi-fi security?

On Wed, Aug 05, 2009 at 07:45:48AM -0400, Zachary Uram wrote:
> Got a new laptop and was wondering about wifi security. I've never
> used wifi before. I wanted to go to some of the local coffee shops
> that offer free wii but I need to know:
> 1) How do I setup wifi in Linux?

The easiest way is to use network-manager.  If you click on the Icon
in your toolbar it should show you the detected networks.  You can use
the "Create New Wireless Network..." or "Connect to Hidden Wireless
Network..." to set up connections.

> 1) How do I detect and connect to public free network(s)?

See the previous answer.

> 2) How do I make my laptop more secure so others on wifi network can't
> steal or sniff my packets?

When you use a network that is not using a wpa-protocol it is more

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