How Secure is Your Wireless Printer at Home?

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Real Estate Agent with Lyon Real Estate BRE #00697006

While I dislike dealing with passwords, I now password-protect just about everything. In fact, I just discovered yesterday that my website has protocols that only 30% of the other websites have, which caused my VPN to block it. The company that hosts my website is fairly advanced. So the hosting company had to back down the IP a notch to allow VPN traffic through. I guess the VPN is not as sophisticated as it appears.

However, I simply refuse to put a password on my wireless printer in Hawaii because I'll undoubtedly screw it up. It's easier to just unplug the thing. But you would not believe what happened to me. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Do You Know Your Neighbor Can Print on Your Printer?

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Joan Cox
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Elizabeth, my current printer does have wireless, but think it is more secure to plug it in.

Nov 07, 2018 05:47 PM #1
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Kathy Streib
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Elizabeth- I'd never really thought about that!  Hmmmmm. Our wi-fi is password protected but I'll have Larry check on our printer. But, like you said, all they would do is use up your ink and paper. 

Nov 08, 2018 11:03 AM #2
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Joan Cox I think you meant to type, unplug it.

Nov 09, 2018 08:53 AM #3
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Kathy Streib My WiFi is password protected, too. But they don't use your WiFi to access the printer.

Nov 09, 2018 08:55 AM #4
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Had no clue, Elizabeth. Then again, my printer at home is not wireless. My husband's is and I'm tired of needing to reconnect it as it's always causing some fuss. Until I have no choice, I'm sticking with the old-fashioned kind.

Nov 10, 2018 08:39 AM #5
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