Well tonight i noticed i had someones elses "shared docs" come up on my Network Places (on my desktop pc). I first thought.... hmm maybe my router sniffed out someones wifi.
I proceeded to download a bunch of mp3's from this person... but thats besides the point
Then I got to thinking... why would my desktop, which is hard wired to the Linksys router, sniff out a wifi... it wouldn't, it doesnt have a wireless card in it.
Ok, light bulb is starting to come on...
I turn on the Toshiba e740, go into Settings, to see if it lists two wifi connections... nope, just One...mine.
Okay, now it's coming together. I'm the dumb one! Someone has sniffed ME and is using my connection and has decided to network with my computer!!!
I have an idea who, as this is a small neighboorhood, and he gives a hint in how he names the shared directory.
But my question in all this is... one) I "think" i am safe because my shared drives require a password. I dont know for sure.
but more importantly... how do I prevent such leaches?
thanks in advance
(powering down the wireless router for the night!)