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Who can connect to my computer?

Postby pigitalent » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:42 am

So I just got a PS3 and decided to connect to it using PMS. It worked GREAT without any problems :D

But I never had to use any paswords to connect the PC and the PS3. So I was wondering, what if my neighbour has a PS3, and he searches for media servers, couldn't he find mine and connect to my computer right away? without being asked for a password?

My WiFi doesn't have a password, so maybe thats why it was so easy to connect?

I guess what I am wondering is how PMS works. How is it that my PS3 was able to connect to my computer as easy as it did. I don't want my neighbours being able to connect D:

Anyway, hope someone can help, i feel like I am asking a very noobish question.
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Re: Who can connect to my computer?

Postby postwarbreakout » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:14 pm

everyone who is in your WiFi can connect to your media server without any problems, so if your WiFi has no password, then yes, your neigbours could find your server.
I really recommend to encrypt your WiFi, everyone could use it for illegal stuff and then you're the one to blame..
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Re: Who can connect to my computer?

Postby pigitalent » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:12 pm

Thanks, this clears things up now :D

I have added password to my WiFi various times, but I lose my internet connection often, and whenever that happens the password resets to nothing... so I just don't bother anymore.

Anyway, thanks again for replying :)
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Re: Who can connect to my computer?

Postby pascalpothof » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:00 pm

HUH what !lost your password? have you an router? whit wpa2 or an other password protection?
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Re: Who can connect to my computer?

Postby pigitalent » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:19 am

I do have the ability to set up a password with WPA2, but I am not too good with these things, usually I just call support and they set it up for me... but then if I lose my internet connection, I have to reset router and I guess that resets the password. I don't even bother anymore because I lose my connection fairly often
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