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Join Date: May 2004
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Bikes: 2004 Raleigh Talus, 2001 Motobecane Vent Noir (Custom build for heavy riders)
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No, it just means that other people haven't changed the SSID of their network to something more secure.
If your network's SSID is at it's dafault value, you should really change it. It has little to do with security as in intrusion, but if two networks with the same channel and SSID are up, it can screw things up a bit.
I just use my first name and add "net" to it. I used to use "Greenhorse" since i used to own a green mustang....I'm very uncreative with SSID entries.
Now, if you don't have WEP enabled, DO IT. Also if your router supports only allowing wireless cards with pre-approved MAC addresses to access it, do that as well. I use both. Each reduces range somewhat, but each one adds to security.
Given WEP is pretty much the wireless equal to a cable lock, but like a cable lock, it's better than nothing.
edit: by the way, consider changing the channel you boradcast from on the router, so that you are not using a channel that any other nearby networks are using. It helps with improving reception.