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Wireless network

By Infinity622
Mar 31, 2002
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  1. Wewt my first post =D

    My family is looking into getting a wireless network for our computers, except that I don't know much about wireless. One thing I hear is that people outside of your home could tap into your network/internet connection if you used a wireless router, is that true? Also I am wondering, what is the average distance that a wireless router can reach?
  2. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 875

    As far as the distance thing goes, 802.11a goes up to 160 feet. 802.11b goes up to 800 feet. 802.11a runs at 5.4ghz and is very expensive. 802.11b is what you see in stores and runs at 2.4ghz. It is priced very good. You may want to go that way.People can tap into your connection if they are smart enough to hack they're way in. I wouldnt worry to much about that.
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    http://www.3dspotlight.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=936

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