Hey guys, this is my first post here as I have been struggling with a problem with my internet for about two weeks now. I'll try to describe the problem in as many details as possible. I have a HP laptop with Windows Vista. Recently I moved to a new home and this [rented] home included a wireless network for me, it not being shared with anyone else. When I connect to the wireless network it tells me I have limited connectivity, or no connection at all. The weird thing is that once in every few days it will work …

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I have a [B]WPA2 [/B]encrypted wireless network at home. If I give someone the security key to join the network, would they be able to packet sniff any data on the network (for example, to see what i'm doing on the internet?) Also, would it make any difference if I used [B]Wi-Fi Protected Setup [/B](WPS) instead, so that they wouldn't know or have access to the actual security key?

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With the lackluster adoption of Vista, perhaps Microsoft plans to migrate XP users by attrition—one service pack at a time. The company today released Windows XP SP3, which enables in XP a slew of features, many native to Vista. Available now as a stand-alone [URL="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=68c48dad-bc34-40be-8d85-6bb4f56f5110&displaylang=en"]installer pack[/URL], the update brings XP users to Peer Name Resolution Protocol 2.1, the version of Microsoft’s peer-to-peer technology used by Vista to learn of and communicate with other Vista apps and Web-connected systems by name. It also will allow XP apps to do the same with those on Vista. PNRP 2.0 was introduced in Vista …

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