1 hour to set up home wireless network?
A recent survey conducted by the Wi-Fi Alliance yielded some interesting information.
One stat that caught my eye was that respondents said it took them on average 1 hour and 8 minutes to set up their home wireless network.
My first comment: this is too long!
My second comment: I bet most of these people didn't set up any wireless network security.
I would contend that setting up a wireless network, including adding security protection (changing your SSID, MAC address filtering, implementing WEP or WPA) takes much longer than an hour for the average user. I’d say more like 3 hours and then they give up without success or have a friend help them.
And don't even get me started on when you need to add a new laptop or device to your network after you've set up these security features.
What do people think? Am I way off? Is setting up a wireless network with proper security not that time consuming? How many of you have had to help friends and relatives set up their networks? I'd love to know.