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Question about ad-hoc networks

Discussion in 'Networking' started by chrismack88, Jan 17, 2008.

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  1. chrismack88

    chrismack88 Thread Starter

    Jan 17, 2008
    I was trying to log onto a network at my house with an SSID of "Free Public Wifi". Since I bum my internet off unsecure networks, I figured that since this one was stronger than the current one I was using, I would give it a try. But, when the connection went through, my laptop gave me the infamous blue screen and froze. I had to reboot my system. When I looked at the network again on my computer, it turned out to be ad-hoc. Is there any chance the person uploading the ad-hoc may have been able to hack into my system? I locked down my firewall immediately, afterwords to avoid any further damage, but I still don't know if he may have been able to do enough damage for me to worry about. Thanks for you time. I know this thread was long and mundane.
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Hard to say...
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