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Help with wireless internet

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by thezentree, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. thezentree

    thezentree 3/4 ton status

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    We got a wireless router the other day, and I need to secure it. I have no idea how.

    Help?
     
  2. Jagged

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    Enable WEP or WPA on your router and set the network for restricted. Use your card's config software to set up the same keys on it.

    Done ;)
     
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    use MAC filtering. Its way more secure than WEP or WPA
     
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    use a chain and a padlock, nobody will steal it then. :D
     
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    I don't know what either of yall just said.
     
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    the wireless card in your laptop has a MAC addy. it is a code that is unique to each wireless card, it should be printed on the card
    what kind of router do ou have?
    the router will come with set up instructions, and will let you access the mac filter, you imput the number off your wifi card, and it will allow only your card to access it, it is pretty much the most secure way to go
     
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    you can also get the MAC by going to start->run and typing CMD. Then a black window will open. In that window type ipconfig /all and press enter.

    It will list the physical address of the card. Then enter the mac address in the router.
     
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    MAC spoofing is VERY easy. Your wireless card broadcasts it's MAC address frequently. There's freeware on the net that will let someone "listen" to your data and capture the MAC address. Then other freeware lets them copy your MAC address to their system and use your wireless router. :shocked:

    Also, with only MAC filtering enabled, EVERYTHING that you send and recieve via wireless is broadcast unencrypted. Anyone within range that has some network sniffing software can easily capture usernames, passwords, etc. :shocked:

    WEP encryption is very easy to crack. System security folks call it Worthless Encryption Protocol. :wink: WPA is pretty secure and the newer WPA2 is even more secure. Someone would have to really want to get in to break that code.
     

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