Best Firewall for Wifi (Public Network Problem No WEP/WPA)

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  1. Mike6080919395

    Mike6080919395 Registered Member

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    I need some help

    I am currently away from home using windows 7 64-bit build 7100 on a laptop
    -My connection is local wifi which for some reason has no WEP/WPA on it
    Why wouldn't a hotel/motel setup a passkey? This simply amazes me
    -They don't offer a VPN network either.

    I am using comodo, but I do not know how secure my connection truly is.
    My comodo is set for safe mode firewall /safe mode defense +

    What can I do to increase my network security? I have nod32 installed and I imported blackspears settings.xml. How can I make my laptop secure on this network while I am here?

    Is there a better firewall/av since I use wifi almost everywhere.
     
  2. Fajo

    Fajo Registered Member

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    Not to sound rude.

    But a quick search of this forum would give you all the answers you need ;)
     
  3. tipstir

    tipstir Registered Member

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    I was in one of these hotels/suites that use 7 wireless access points using cisco base. They're wide open no encryption is used. Just log-in to their internal web site for access.
     
  4. bonedriven

    bonedriven Registered Member

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    Comodo is OK. But in that case,I think you really need an ARP firewall.
     
  5. Victek

    Victek Registered Member

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    The best solution is to subscribe to a VPN service such as Witopia (as low as $39 year). For a free solution try HotspotShield (HSS). The downside of HSS is ads are placed at the top of web pages, plus they do the usual data mining, but I prefer that to open WiFi. No amount of host protection (firewall, AV, AS, etc) will protect against the interception of data over an open connection.
     
  6. Habakuck

    Habakuck Registered Member

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    No Firewall will secure you. If your OS is not configured very well no security software will protect you.

    Shut down all unnecessary services disable Zero-User, enable DEP, disable Remote Control and use a LUA.
     
  7. Subgud

    Subgud Registered Member

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    If you have comdo pro, you can use trustconnest for free. An easy vnp client that will keep your data encrypted and routed through comodo servers. 39.95 for a yr and 10gb use every month. Speed is around 3 mb/sek
     
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