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Can I change my WiFi's name to FBI Surveillance Van to prevent peo


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wulingjiu

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Hi guys, I am using this software ; My WIFI Router to create a wifi hotspot on my laptop. Can I change my WiFi's name to FBI Surveillance Van to prevent people from trying to access it without getting into trouble?  would it be illegal?


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Hi, myself being in the UK I don't know enough about the law in your country, however I would imagine there will be something on the lines of it being illegal to impersonate officers of the law as it is here, what you want to do may well come under that law.

 

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there is nothing illegal about making a silly name for your wifi connection. HOWEVER, that joke is so ubiquitous on the internet that you'll probably have MORE people attempting to connect to your wireless network. why in the world would a REAL FBI surveillance van A: have an open wifi network that you could actually see and connect to, and B: why would they name it "FBI SURVEILANCE VAN".

 

IF you want to prevent people from connecting to your network, enable proper encryption (WPA2), disable the SSID broadcast (so you have to know the name of the network to even attempt to connect to it), and if you want to get extra secure, enable MAC filtering (so only approved devices can connect to it).


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