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Thread: How Often Do You Change Your Wireless Lan Password?

  1. #1
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    How Often Do You Change Your Wireless Lan Password?

    FYI: I'm writing a paper for a class of mine that concerns wlans. Something that I would like to include is how often peopel change their wlan passwords. I did a search on the internet for a similar poll but I did not find anything of merit. So, I'm hoping I might get some decent data, enough to mention in my paper.

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    Re: How Often Do You Change Your Wireless Lan Password?

    I don't do it anymore. I decied to set a random one 64 digits long. I keep it on a file and just copy paste it on devices that allow me to and type it in on others. Too lazy to change it up and type it up on my kindle etc
    Whoever came up with the phrase "There is no such thing as a stupid question" obviously never had the internet.

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    Re: How Often Do You Change Your Wireless Lan Password?

    I use a long complete sentence with mixed capitalization and punctuation as a WPA2 passphrase. I haven't changed it in a very long time.
    If you ask for help, please have the courtesy to check for responses and thank the people who helped you.

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    Re: How Often Do You Change Your Wireless Lan Password?

    Set and forget, but I check logs regularly for interlopers.

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    Re: How Often Do You Change Your Wireless Lan Password?

    I live in the middle of nowhere so after learning the passcode for my first router's wifi I use the same one with my second.
    Oh, and my dog will bark if you try hanging around outside

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    Re: How Often Do You Change Your Wireless Lan Password?

    In the couple of years or so that I've had wireless at home, I've changed the password once. That was when I started playing with Tomato and so forth. I wanted something long but memorisable, since I had to enter it multiple times.

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    Re: How Often Do You Change Your Wireless Lan Password?

    I've only changed mine once in probably five years. My current password is 17 characters long and I have no trouble remembering it, but it contains numbers and symbols and no dictionary words.

    Howsecureismypassword.net says it would take about 184 trillion years for a desktop PC to crack it, lol.
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

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    Re: How Often Do You Change Your Wireless Lan Password?

    I change it a few times a year but not as a security measure. Just to annoy family members.

  9. #9
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    Re: How Often Do You Change Your Wireless Lan Password?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdalbum View Post
    I've only changed mine once in probably five years. My current password is 17 characters long and I have no trouble remembering it, but it contains numbers and symbols and no dictionary words.

    Howsecureismypassword.net says it would take about 184 trillion years for a desktop PC to crack it, lol.
    holy cow lol... lemme get started

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    Re: How Often Do You Change Your Wireless Lan Password?

    I have never changed it since after my connection was installed.. I use ExpressVPN (https://expressvpn.biz) so I never worry about anyone getting in.

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