Wired vs. wireless Internet connection security in hotel rooms
Posted 10 March 2009 - 08:39 PM
Posted 10 March 2009 - 11:17 PM
If you don't know. Go Wired.
Hard to tell what they may be doing, could just be a way to keep non-paying customers from plugging in.
One hotel also uses a common username/password to access the 'net for all rooms but I don't know if this means others can see what you're doing online
That all depends on what your concerned about.
Does any of this make a difference in security?
If your selling government secrets. They have special equipment, wouldn't make any difference.
If your doing Banking transactions. I personally wouldn't do that in a hotel. (Wired or wireless)
Since I don't know your exact concerns(Which you shouldn't post anywhere), giving you a Yes/No type answer is difficult.
The only thing I can say with certunty, you should always have a firewall , antivirus, and antispyware running on your sytem.
Edited by isimaster, 10 March 2009 - 11:20 PM.
Posted 13 March 2009 - 07:58 PM
Edited by mediamaverick1, 13 March 2009 - 08:00 PM.
Posted 13 March 2009 - 08:26 PM
What is a VPN and how would I use it with a standard desktop computer for a wireless connection?
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network.
It is used to connect a PC, over the internet, to a single destination.
For example, it is used to connect you from your hotel to your business.
A piece of software is needed on your PC, and the business has to be set up to accept VPN connections.
You can' use it to surf the net.
An AirCard® will enable you to have Internet access without having to rely on hot spot availability, access to a phone line for dial-up..
What about an aircard?
You will need a service plan (normally through your cell phone service provider) that allows you to access the Internet with your AirCard®.
This is just a form of wireless.
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