Do I need wireles

  gel 15:25 12 Apr 2008
Locked

Hello
The forum has been kind to me very recently in giving advice whether or not to use Macafee security which will come free when I switch my ISP to 02
Can I plead a little more help?.
02 will supply a free wireless box.
I have a lap top and a desk top(which I use in-frequently) and I see a lot of problems on this forum with wireless.
Also there seems some security risk with wireless.
My computer activities are confined to my study and I am the only user in our household.
Are there any advantages in me going 'wireless' other than getting rid of a cable?
gel

  Technotiger 15:31 12 Apr 2008

In your particular circumstance I would say, No need to go wireless.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:44 12 Apr 2008

Are there any advantages in me going 'wireless' other than getting rid of a cable?

No

Using the cable will also be faster.

When you get your free router, use the option to "disable the wireless".

  gel 17:00 12 Apr 2008

Thank you very much for your comments Technotiger and Fruit Bat /\0/\
It is very gratifying to think there are so many people out there willing to give time and expertise to answer questions
Your advice will acted up on
Thank you
gel

  pj123 17:10 12 Apr 2008

Remember your Macafee will only come free for a while.

You will have to pay for it in the end.

So you might be better off not using macafee and getting the freebies.

  Pineman100 17:28 12 Apr 2008

Using a cable connection will also be more secure than using wireless (although wireless can be secured with the right encryption). Just make sure - as Fruit Bat /\0/\ has said above - that you disable your router's wireless function so that it can't be hacked into.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Alienware 17 R4 2017 review

These brilliant Lego posters show just what children's imaginations are capable of

Mac power user tips and hidden tricks

Comment réinitialiser votre PC, ordinateur portable ou tablette Windows ?