I have a friend who goes on and on about how he's not concerned that his wi-fi isn't even secured. It's the usual reasons you hear the lazy/uninitiated use... - I don't have anything on my network worth taking. - If someone sits outside my house stealing wi-fi I'd see them and call the cops! - My network signal is so weak inside my house they'd never be able to get on it anyway. They'd have to be inside my house to get a good signal. Those last 2 are the most concerning to me. As a former Army comms guy, I kinda get RF energy .Let me tell you, the bad guy's distance from you isn't a major factor these days. Ham radio operators for example have been able to achieve 2.4 Ghz and 5Ghz Wi-Fi connections over vast distances (miles and miles) using nothing more than simple dish antennas running on FCC legal power output settings. Essentially giving them the ability to scan wide areas for open wireless access points. I set up an antenna with a modest 12 dbi gain and I can see WAPs all across town. It's no joke people. Lock down your Wi-Fi! A bad guy simply sitting on your network capturing password traffic is enough to get them into your email account which can in turn give them access to your online backing account and countless other stuff you have passwords sent to! I'm just saying, I know we talk about all the fun geeky network video streaming stuff here, but just remember that a little security can go a long way.