View Full Version : Wireless access point

04-14-2009, 04:57 PM
Hi, just wondering if my computer could get infected by letting someone connect to my access point at home if their computer had infections. I let my grandson connect to my network with his laptop the other day and was just wondering.


04-14-2009, 05:11 PM
It could potentially happen but your more prone to infections just connecting your computer to the internet than getting something from his computer through the network.

04-14-2009, 06:33 PM
It's certainly more likely for you to get a worm or virus from an infected machine on your own network then from the internet since your router won't be blocking traffic from other machines on the network.

04-14-2009, 07:18 PM
Wow, amazing that's what I was afraid of. Thanks for the info everyone.:)