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If you really wanted to be safe you could bring a router w/ hardware firewall and put it between your RIG and the LAN. You may just have to configure it a bit. Windows Firewall would probably be fine enough if you have PW protected sharing enabled.
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Thanks for the advice everyone, and greetings for PDXLAN in Portland!
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And just to highlight one of the best tips already brought up, always lick your computer when you get up. I've seen it happen a few times at competitive LANs where people will find unlocked computers and change key bindings for games.

Yup always lick your computer when you get up. No one wants to touch a slobbery computer. biggrin.gif
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post

If you really wanted to be safe you could bring a router w/ hardware firewall and put it between your RIG and the LAN. You may just have to configure it a bit. Windows Firewall would probably be fine enough if you have PW protected sharing enabled.

A fair amount of LANs don't allow you to bring anything to go in between their switch and your computer. The last one I went to didn't allow anything other than a direct connection from your computer.
post #15 of 16
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If you really wanted to be safe you could bring a router w/ hardware firewall and put it between your RIG and the LAN. You may just have to configure it a bit. Windows Firewall would probably be fine enough if you have PW protected sharing enabled.

I'd do this (hardware firewall), and all the common sense stuff said on the first page.

If you're really scared, install Windows onto another HDD, if you have a USB3 flash disk and Win32DiskImager or the Microsoft USB tool you can do it in under 10 mins. Then just chuck on all your games and have fun. When you get home, DBAN the drive and call it a day.
    
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And just to highlight one of the best tips already brought up, always lick your computer when you get up. I've seen it happen a few times at competitive LANs where people will find unlocked computers and change key bindings for games.

Yup always lick your computer when you get up. No one wants to touch a slobbery computer. biggrin.gif

 

Oh my...  I really need to start re-reading what I type on my phone.  Android's auto-suggest is completely different from Windows Phone 7's...

 

But if you did lick your computer parts, people might be less willing to touch it...

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