There are potential security issues with ANY over-the-air data transmission
that do not exist with wired transmission. It's the nature of the beast.
Wireless is exactly like radio: it's broadcast, and thus open to all who
care to try their hand at cracking in (unlikely though that is, in
But I'll bet she could connect even if she had a wireless connection to
your home router. In which case the same security issues would apply.
If she is unable to connect using an air card or other direct wireless
connection method, then it's likely a security concern. Does she work for a
bank or other institution that might be high-risk for cracking attempts?
I think we tried a usb card one time, but it needed some software &
only the administrator could install it.
The risk probably isn't that high, but she's a visiting nurse so there
is a lot of sensitive info on the network. [It is amazing how
seriously this little private company takes protecting patient info--
the hospital she just left was pretty cavalier about it.]
Really no system in the world is perfectly secure. I mean 100%.
So far there is no such thing like fool proof security. When I was
retiring best official security rating was like B+. It was breakable in
about 3 month's trying with team of experts for testing.
Can be, but more likely a speed issue. Probably running a VPN, and they
don't work worth squat over wireless. Can't remember if they can be
config'd to lock out home wireless, or it could be it is just timing out
when she tries.
I can't believe how many stupid-ass posts have been made with that as
If you have carpeting, then you will fuck up the carpeting with your
drill as you drill your hole and the carpet fiber gets wound up around
And even if that doesn't happen, I bet half the time there will be too
much obstruction under the floor in the area you want the hole for you
to get a drill in there to drill up.
It's sad that so many people have never seen a long drill bit that makes
for an easy hole when you drill through the opening in the wall which
you've just cut out for your cover plate.
Yes. Drill with a coat hanger. It works.
Cut a coat hanger square on one end and on a 45 on the other end. Put
it in a battery drill. It takes about 20 seconds to go through carpet
and the floor. You can easily see it from underneath to mark the
location of the wall you are trying to fish into.
So I'm out one coat-hanger (even if this does work).
And I still have to drill the damn hole through the wall foot-plate,
something I can do right off the bat with a long drill:
Without having to mess with a coat-hanger and struggling in the basement
with access to the area.
Why are you discounting or ignoring the use of a stupid 2' or 3' 1/4"
That is by far the fastest and easiest way to do this.
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