Right now I have just one computer that gets my cable broadband signal only after going through a wired DLINK router, which I wanted primarily because of its hard-wired firewall.
However, occasionally I have guests with notebook computers and wireless cards who want to connect to the Internet. The easiest way for me and them would be if I had wireless available in the house, right?
But -- if I get a wireless router and link my own computer to it BY WIRE:
- Does the traffic between my wired computer and the wireless router become accessible to snoops?
- Could someone outside my home pick up my wireless signal, use it to cruise the Internet, and thereby slow down my own wired connection with the Intenret?