Ryan, are you using a wireless router in your house or are you concerned about slow network speed? If you have a wired (cat-5 or6) cable plugged into your PC from the cable modem then you can't be tapped into unless your PC has been compomised by a hacker. If you have a wireless router (Linksys, 3-com, etc.) you can be tapped especially if you have nor secured it. 87Caprice was probably saying that the web interface to access the wireless router gives you the ability to password protect and secure your device. Use the highest encryption and WPA if your PC wireless supports it to secure your wireless. Also, use a static IP and not DHCP at home, it will add an extra step needed for a hacker to attach to your network. Let me know if you need hel with this, there are private addresses that can be used for internal networks.