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jodeb720

Denver

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Posted: 06/28/20 09:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Many years ago, when WEP was all the rage, my company disabled our wireless adapters to insure that the connection within our home network couldn't be 'sniffed' and then viewed.

Move forward with the advent of the modern VPN's and encryption on the workstations and the need to work off an ethernet cable for security reasons has been mitigated.

With Covid, the whole working on an ethernet cable has come full circle. We moved our entire workforce from office based to home based in less than 3 weeks; However, what we couldn't control was connectivity in the home environment. We had issues with apps that were not designed to operate over a VPN connection.

One of the first things we had to do was start shipping ethernet cables to the homes of our employees - to rule out the problem of wireless intereference in the home.

For about 30% of the Work From Home (WFH) employees, the problems were resolved - but they complained about the cables on the floors, etc.

You never know why a company makes decisions by people who sit in a cubicle somewhere in the bowels of the building without applying common sense to the problem.

In Lexinator's situation - he may have been forced for either Security or just general connectivity issues as a result of what their internal support folks have encountered.

I don't agree with the with their recommendation - but we can recommend some solid solutions from either PBeverly or 1492.

Thank you both for replying to his request for a solution.

Josh

mr. ed

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Posted: 07/11/20 11:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use public WiFi where I live, and always use a VPN (Proton). If I go to one of my banking websites, I use my phone’s secure hotspot in addition to the VPN for extra security.


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garry1p

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Posted: 07/13/20 10:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use a GL 750s works great less expensive is the GL 300 or 150 FOR $25.

Connect as a repeater and use the Ethernet port you can turn off WIFI.


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