There are a few threads right now about the ethics of accessing unsecured wreless networks, the detection of freeloaders and what to do about them. So, I got curious and wanted to know how many people here have secured their networks.
My questions are:
**Have you changed the default SSID? **
C: The what?
Is your SSID broadcast or not?
What level of encryption are you using?
If “none” why?
A: Don’t think it’s needed
B: Don’t know how to
C: I want to provide the connection freely so anyone can use it
Have you done anything else to secure it?
For me, it’s a non-broadcast, non-default SSID with WPA2. I am using an atypical IP range, which makes it unlikely for a would-be freeloader to select a static IP in the right subset of 192.168.1.xxx. Is this needed? Not really, but in my case, it’s a holdover from having some things that could not do WPA, so I hid the front door. They’re gone now, so I could revert to the default IP range, but it’s working fine so why mess with it?