Travel Tech: Working Mobile



  • As I sit here in the hotel here in Tennessee, I see a network jack, and lamp that has a network cable. The hotel does have Wifi which is what I am using.

    But I often wonder about the security of places as such. And just how many devices can one practically tote around. Heavy travelers such as @scottalanmiller don't have unlimited space to work with while having to navigate air ports, rental cars, taxis, trains and hot-seat office space.

    Laptop, cell phone, chargers for same, external USB drives add up in space. can you justify having a 15foot network cable, router/VPN as well?

    Or is it just as well to use the hotel connection directly.


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    @g.jacobse said:

    Laptop, cell phone, chargers for same, external USB drives add up in space. can you justify having a 15foot network cable, router/VPN as well?

    Pertino? 🙂



  • @g.jacobse said:

    can you justify having a 15foot network cable, router/VPN as well?

    Why would you need any of that. Make sure your computer's firewall is on. And use known sites with HTTPS and you'd be fine.



  • I travel with my laptop, Ethernet cable 3ft., and my Mifi jet pack as well as chargers for cell phone, laptop and ipad. And a small power strip



  • Spin up a VPN server in the cloud for whatever locality you are traveling to, test connectivity, and connect once you get there.


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    @Breffni-Potter said:

    @g.jacobse said:

    Laptop, cell phone, chargers for same, external USB drives add up in space. can you justify having a 15foot network cable, router/VPN as well?

    Pertino? 🙂

    Pertino doesn't encrypt you default traffic without you building your own network gateways elsewhere.


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    @thecreativeone91 said:

    @g.jacobse said:

    can you justify having a 15foot network cable, router/VPN as well?

    Why would you need any of that. Make sure your computer's firewall is on. And use known sites with HTTPS and you'd be fine.

    I agree. It's not a realistic concern for most activities. I really don't care if people can see me browsing 9gag or whatever that is not SSL and HTTPS is a VPN already, so if a VPN is going to protect you, you already have one.


 

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