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Re: [A bit OT] Diagnosing home network

On Monday 22 May 2017 08:28:54 Dan Purgert wrote:

> rhkramer@gmail.com wrote:
> > On Saturday, May 20, 2017 09:38:21 AM Gene Heskett wrote:
> >> You'll note no mention of wifi here as its turned off unless I have
> >> children visiting with their smart phones.  wifi is slower, and
> >> subject to being used by the neighbors as I found my net usage
> >> after the kids had been in was up about 80 Gb a month later.
> >
> > You know there are security measures available for WiFi, right?  I
> > do two things, I use one of the more advanced encryption protocols
> > (something like WPA-2 (and maybe some more initials at the end??),
> > and, I have it setup so that it doesn't announce its presence--only
> > if someone knows the name can they try to enter a password and
> > login.
> Probably WPA2-PSK ("Pre Shared Key") -- just means "password auth".
> TBH, not having the SSID transmitted is actually LESS secure (overall)
> than just having it transmit, due to the fact that your client devices
> (phone, laptop, etc) have to broadcast "hey, I'm looking for SSID,
> any APs in range have that one?"
> If the devices aren't leaving your house (e.g. your Nest thermostat,
> or similar) it's a bit of "6 one way / half dozen the other", and
> won't really matter.

Very carefully, old fart-itis probably at work, none of that stuff 
resides here. This IoT stuff is way too damned close to 1984, the book.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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