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    As I said, I can't use WEP. When possible, I use my desktop for security which is hardwired to my home network, but sometimes I'm away and have to use the laptop on wireless.

    What about SSH tunneling? A few months ago at work, our company's IP changed and NASA blocked us implicitly from the CVS server, so we had to tunnel through using another server. Is there any way to apply encryption to that?
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    What CVS? Concurrent Version System?

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    Yes. Given that some developers are on base and others aren't, NASA provides a central CVS server for our branch.
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    Hrm... you could tunnel to your home PC, using it as a pass through. That way you could encrypt all traffic to and from your laptop to your home PC, which would from there be safe, sorta.
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    That would work. Explain!
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    Basically, set up a VPN from your laptop to your home PC is the quickest way I can think of doing it.
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    Although I know of it and what it stands for, what exactly is a VPN?
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    Basically, it's a secure way to tunnel through the internet securely. It encrypts all of your data, regardless of what it is (configurable I think) so that only both ends of the tunnel know what the data is.

    How to set it up? No clue. I know you'll need VPN client software on the laptop, and VPN server software on the home PC, but not much else.
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    I'm not sure if this is any good to you but it's a client we use to establish SSH connections over the Internet with servers for things like proxy. I suppose you could open a VNC session with your home PC and then work remotely if you want to be extra secure.

    http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/

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    Yes, you can setup your Home PC as a server and encrypt all the data, and then send it to the receiving sever (like POP, SMTP or a hosting server for normal HTTP), but then your laptop has to be in the range of your Home PC. Is it or not?


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