MobileTechReview.com logo
MobileTechReview News, Reviews and Forums
Phone Notebooks & Tablets Gaming Gadgets iPhone & iPad Video Reviews


Wireless and Mobile Phones >> 802.11b / WiFi cards and networking

LisaGModerator
Head Honcho
****

Reged: 07/11/02
Posts: 8200
Loc: Texas
Re: Recognizing a Network...
      05/10/04 05:24 PM

Yes, you'd generally need the WEP key. You can always try asking your dentist for the key If a network isn't using encryption, your PDA would be able to connect without a WEP key.

Proxy servers are used in large companies and by some wireless providers and PDA browser makers. They parse the content before it ever reaches your PDA. This can be done for security and web site blocking purposes (by large companies when you're working in their office as an employee), or to speed up and optimize download times in the case of mobile carriers.

VPN= virtual private network. This is used by companies who wish to give traveling or home-working employees access to the company network while maintaining a secure connection to prevent theft of company intellectual property or personel info.

You likely won't ever need to use proxies or a VPN connection for your own personal surfing and emailing.

--------------------
Lisa Gade
Editor in Chief, MobileTechReview

Post Extras Print Post   Remind Me!     Notify Moderator


Entire topic
Subject Posted by Posted on
* Recognizing a Network... TomS 05/04/04 09:08 PM
. * * Re: Recognizing a Network... LisaGModerator   05/10/04 05:24 PM
. * * Re: Recognizing a Network... TomS   05/14/04 07:13 PM

Extra information
0 registered and 1 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  LisaG, Jacob_Spindel 



Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled

Rating:
Thread views: 5836

Rate this thread

Jump to

Contact the Folks at MobileTechReview.com | Privacy statement Go to mobiletechreview.com homepage

Powered by UBB.threads™ 6.5.5