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Is it safer to surf the net wirelessly then have the laptop plug straight into the wireless router?
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If the wireless connection is encrypted, then it makes no difference. Otherwise, being hard wired to the router is safer.
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Not really. Your firewall will work the same either way. If you are talking about people sniffing what your doing on the wireless then encryp it.

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