safe to play poker on a wireless connection?

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    • Bliausmas
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      I would be a nit in this spot and wouldn't risk :)
    • pcotter
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      Every bit from your computer will pass trough a sever from your uni library... that would stop me....
    • richard1817
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      I risk and do it frequently
    • Leito99
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      Originally posted by richard1817
      I risk and do it frequently
      i guess you know what you're doing since you have a good bit of money (from your blog)

      im tempted to do it so i can play the 75k super madness freeroll :)
    • conall88
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      as a certified computer networking technician I can tell you that unless you are playing on cake poker, or any of the platforms on the same network you should be safe. As far as I know cake poker had some issues which were highlighted by the crew over on Pokertableratings about security over local networks.

      All other platforms should be secure, and I would have no problem playing with a large bankroll on a uni network.

      I would be more concerned about how secure your computer is, eg do you have keyloggers on your pc.
    • Leito99
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      Originally posted by conall88
      as a certified computer networking technician I can tell you that unless you are playing on cake poker, or any of the platforms on the same network you should be safe. As far as I know cake poker had some issues which were highlighted by the crew over on Pokertableratings about security over local networks.

      All other platforms should be secure, and I would have no problem playing with a large bankroll on a uni network.

      I would be more concerned about how secure your computer is, eg do you have keyloggers on your pc.
      thanks!! :)

      id say my computer is ok cuz i have kaspersky and scan regularly and dont download any weird stuff (this might make me sound like a retard :P )
    • Leito99
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      hmm...

      I can surf the web, google chrome works well and quite fast but full tilt & stars say im not connected to the internet :/

      anyone know how to fix that?
    • jokerstar77mucker
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      The uni sucurity may have a block on certain sites like gambling sites and such.
    • Leito99
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      i doubt that's the reason cuz porn is not blocked


      also kaspersky can't update
    • NightFrostaSS
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      Originally posted by Leito99
      i doubt that's the reason cuz porn is not blocked
      That's because they don't block educational material
    • NightFrostaSS
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      It's probably more like a blocked ports thing and not blocked content, happened to me when I lived in student dorm just that for me rooms like ftp & stars worked but rooms like cake, pacific did not.
    • luitzen
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      Originally posted by NightFrostaSS
      Originally posted by Leito99
      i doubt that's the reason cuz porn is not blocked
      That's because they don't block educational material
      Two awesome comments in one quote:D
    • StoneJ
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      At my university some of the poker sites that I connect to when im in my room using a wired connection do not work when i am on the wireless network out and about (cake, william hill, bet365) but stars works on the wireless. I dont know what the exact problem is unless different ports are blocked on the wireless/wired networks. Annoyingly i cant get on most sites on either connection e.g. full tilt
    • Bliausmas
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      Originally posted by Leito99
      hmm...

      I can surf the web, google chrome works well and quite fast but full tilt & stars say im not connected to the internet :/

      anyone know how to fix that?
      Maybe they are blocking certain ports that are used by some poker rooms to connect? You should be able to change the port (at least it worked me for Stars).
    • conall88
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      just a little update, that problem with cake poker was fixed back when they upgraded to 2.0.

      dont be worried about cake anymore.