Is my wireless network secure enough?

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  1. RalphL

    RalphL Active Member

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    I have 64 bit WEP encryption enabled. I turned off wireless SSID broadcast. Is this enough to keep my neighbors from stealing my intarwebbing?
     
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    why not go to 128bit?
    Either way, it should keep out the honest people, those that want in will get in no matter what you have protecting you.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    WPA encryption is better. But like Dan said, any encryption is probably enough to keep the neighbors out.
     
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    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    I have 128 WEP, because my Verizon wireless router doesn't support WPA.

    I use non-SSID broadcast and MAC Addressing as well. The MAC Addressing filter helps me a bit since my only wireless device is my laptop... so if they saw my SSID and broke the 128 bit WEP they'd only be able to grab my MAC address when my laptop was online which is not very often. I'm hoping in my area turning off the SSID will contribute to hiding me a bit more among the open neworks nearby me.
     
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    I use WEP at 128-bit and turn off the SSID broadcast. That's good enough for me and more than enough for the average home user. You could also use MAC filtering.
     

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