We’re a mobile society. We travel, for business or pleasure (usually a combination) and we take our communication and information needs with us.
The biggest concern then becomes, “How do I take the security bubble created around my equipment at my home or office on the road with me?” Until fairly recently, if you were away from your own secure network, you were at the mercy of whatever open (unencrypted) wireless network you could tap into, leaving a huge window for information loss or even worse, data capture by intruders.
We’re not going to go tech-heavy. This week we’ll offer our suggestion re: a wireless travel router and the SecureEasySetUp-enabled wireless device, working in conjunction, to bring you peace of mind via a secure, encrypted connection, on the road.
The Wireless-G Travel Router with SuperBooster.
Use the Router in conjunction with Linksys’s SecureEasySetup-enabler.
The router and security device are simple plug-ins. There is literally nothing else to do. (The above video gives a quick run down on router series – B, G and N. For on-the-road purposes, we are recommending the G series; the video tech can explain why much more succintly than I can!)
It doesn’t get any easier than this – (although we predict these router and secure access device features will be built-in components as our mobile equipment continues to evolve at an incredible rate). But for now and the foreseeable future (which in tech terms, is, at max, 12 months), try these inexpensive Linksys products for keeping your info with you, and safe, when you travel.
NEWS: We are presenting a new segment in each week’s Bulletin, Beacon’s Best Site of the Week. The site may be innovative, clever, helpful or just quirky enough to capture our attention and hopefully, yours.
This week’s Beacon’s Best SOTW: www.woot.com. They offer only one product for sale each day. At midnight, the product changes. It could be an HP laptop at an insane price like $499 (I landed on it that day. My new HP l-top runs wonderfully.) or it could be a top of the line Bluetooth for $9.99. Warning: http://www.wooot.com may become addictive.
BNI Operatives: Street smart: Net savvy.
As Always, Stay Safe,