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Old 01-05-2015, 07:41 AM
Location: HoCo, MD
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Originally Posted by boogie'smom View Post
First, thanks to everyone for the helpful information. I have Windows 7.

Linda, this is what I was thinking, but I wasn't sure if everyone's information is secure. I trust my grand daughter without question, but I would like for us both to maintain our sense of privacy while sharing the connection.

I have never "shared" before. My children were grown before I started using a computer
Like others have indicated, you just need to provide three pieces of information:

1 - The name of your network (SSID) and the password. Unless you specifically turned of the broadcasting of this, she should be able to see it when searching for networks to connect to.

2 - The type of encryption you are using - this is normally WPA2 Personal (using a pre-shared key, or PSK).

3 - The password for the network.

As for security - The two of you will be fine from a practical sense.
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Old 02-28-2015, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by ansky View Post
Sharing a connection just means both of your computers are using the same wifi signal. You don't have to worry about her seeing what you are doing on your computer or vice versa.
... unless she works as a network security analyzer she could use programs like ethereal/wireshark/airsnort/... to eavesdrop on you.
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