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[LEFT]You shouldn't worry about Inbound Events as they represent failed attempts.
However I would invest in a router if I were you because an unsecured wireless connection is risky to say the least. At least with a router you can encrypt transmissions so that others can't read what you are doing.
I would certainly look into some way of securing that antenna at least. How is your computer connected to it?
Thanks for your reply - yes I realize that inbound are just attempts - but have found when I find these "new" people trying to access - they often do get in - so ban them when I find them.
I will get a router - I was afraid that it would only make my computer more vulnerable.
I guess I still wonder where these "attempts" come from when my Internet provider is not even working.
I had my Internet professionally installed by their rep. The antenna has a wire coming down into my basement which connects to a box and then a wire running up to my computer. Sorry don't know much more about it. I might add my son who lives in a different town has the same problem with the same ISP.
A router usually has its own built-in hardware firewall which, when correctly configured, would render you invisible to the outside world.
Why are you worrying..? McAfee automatically blocks all intrution attempts and other unauthorized access to your PC..McAfee firewall is enough in protection even if you do not have a router..but router has it's option to encrypt and other things..so a router is good investment for wireless unsecured networks...but remember till you have McAfee installed and working with firewall ON, you do not have to worry..!!
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