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Drawbacks of disabling wireless security on router?

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December 25, 2013 2:13:25 PM

I was wondering what are the issues with disabling wireless security on one's router? I have trouble connecting to the internet on my 3DS and wondered "Why not just disable the security completely?". I live in a rural area with no one around aside from a few relatives, so would there be any repercussions with disabling the security?

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December 25, 2013 2:30:52 PM

WoolyChicken said:
I was wondering what are the issues with disabling wireless security on one's router? I have trouble connecting to the internet on my 3DS and wondered "Why not just disable the security completely?". I live in a rural area with no one around aside from a few relatives, so would there be any repercussions with disabling the security?


How well do you trust your relatives?
How well do you trust their friends?

An open WiFi allows anyone in range to connect, and do whatever they choose. And anything they do may be traced back to you, as the owner of the account.

But if there is no one in range....no problem.
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