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Network security

By D@nny
Sep 27, 2010
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  1. DOES A SECURED WIRELESS NETWORK PROTECT OTHER COMPUTERS ON THE SAME NETWORK FROM VIRUSES? IM USING A LAPTOP AND I DONT WANT VIRUSES THAT I PICK UP ON MY LAPTOP TO CONTAMINATE THE REST OF THE OFFICE. Hypothetically if i picked up a virus could it travel over my wireless signal go into my linksys cisco router and infilirate the other computers? WOULD CHANGING THE UNSECURED WIRELESS NETWORK TO SECURED WEP OR WPA(2) be a preventable measure to help this or not? sorry for the random caps dont take this as me yelling!
     
  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    No, only the anti-virus on the other computers could stop it, if you know you have a virus on your laptop, don't connect to the network at all. The WEP or WPA2 encryption only prevents people without the key code to connect to the network wireless.
     

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