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  1. Is it possible to use the Pinapple Tetra or Nano as a wifi firewall? Connect the Nano to a public open AP, and block ALL incoming traffic from the public AP. I have seen that I can go through the public AP sign-in process with the laptop, having set the MAC address of the laptop to the MAC address of the Tetra. Then the Tetra should connect to the public AP. I can then connect my laptop and phone to the Tetra and have internet access. I see I can also limit access to only Mac addresses of my own devices. The real questions are: 1) does the Pineapple provide secure login option for me to get the guest interface, or is that always open? 2) does the Pineapple provide firewall features in this case? Stop any device on the open wifi AP from seeing or attempting to communicate with my phone or laptop in any way. I use a VPN which makes sure all traffic is encrypted against snooping. But connecting to public wifi leaves my laptop and phone vulnerable to potential attacks form other AP users that I would like to eliminate. Thanks!
  2. I am wondering if there's a way to be safe on public wifi? It's caravan park wifi, so only guests in theory. But I won't be connecting without full security. I am aware of VPN, and will do that. That just protects my outgoing traffic from potential snooping and tampering. What I am after, is safety from a rogue entity getting into my laptop. I was thinking a wired or wireless device that I connect my laptop to, and that in turn connects to the public wifi AP. The device should block all incoming traffic. Does such a device exist that I can buy or make? I don't want to just rely on the windows firewall. Or is it best to just never connect to public wifi? Thanks for any help! MB
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