What are the dangers of running a wireless router with no encryption?
I have an Airport Extreme and I've been having trouble running with WPA2 encryption. It intermittently loses the connection to the router. I turned encryption off and the problem seems to have gone away. I used to run with an open network all the time, and never really worried about it because I'm on a VPN most of the time. However, my new roommates aren't so keen on the idea. They're worried that it might be possible to connect to the same router and gain access to whatever they're working on. Would doing something like running under promiscuous mode give an attacker this kind of access, or do they have nothing to worry about?