09-08-2011, 11:45 AM
| | Re: what exactly is WPA passord protect?
"Jonathan L. Parker" <jlparker001@GOAWAYSPAMMERsbcglobal.net> wrote
> jack22 wrote:
>> I filled in a passphrase in the router setup. I'm wondering what
>> it protects. I don't need a password to get onto the Web, so
>> what exactly is that passphrase accomplishing?
> It's encrypting the links between your router and the computers
> connected to it, thus keeping anyone who doesn't belong on the
> connection off it. In addition the encryption is protecting the
> traffic between your router and those computers, as well as
> between the computers themselves, from being intercepted by a
> third party.
Now why couldn't all those pages I tried reading from my Google search
say it that simply?