I an new to wireless.
I have a Dell Inspiron 8600 and a 6000. Both run Windows XP home, and have
wireless cards that I use while on campus. But, while home, I noticed that
I caught the (Linksys) wireless signal of a neighbor's desktop across the
street. I could read all of his files.
My question is, can he, therefore, 'see' me and read all of my files?
Shannon wrote in
Many people leave the out of the box default settings for the wireless
setup leaving their wireless network open to attack. Maybe, you should
change a couple of things in the prevention area.
And may be you should tell your neighbor if you can about his situation.
If he goes looking (and if your connected) he will see you as part of the
workgroup. If you do not have file sharing switched on he will not be able
to see your files. SP2 Firewall will also give you added protection.
On the other side he is wide open to attack!