more airport questions

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by deldakota, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. deldakota macrumors newbie

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    Feb 26, 2007
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    still learning my way around here, so sorry about all the questions.. i notice if i click on airport icon at top of screen and turn it on, there are a bunch of networks,(i guess thats what theyre called?), with lock icons next to them..who are all those people? they arent on my mac are they??
     
  2. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    Apr 22, 2005
    #2
    Those are just other people's wireless networks in your neighborhood/apartment complex/etc. The locks mean that they are encrypted (password protected) networks. If you have your own wireless network, other people can also see its name and possibly connect to it, which is why it's a good idea to turn on WPA (password protection).
     

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