Program.... Random network detection

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  1. Mycophiles

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    There is a program for mac's that will allow you to detect open networks near you that is said to be easy to use.

    Does anyone know this program name? And where to get it?
     
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    not even a pity reply?
     
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    KisMac for open wireless networks
     
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    :werd: it's the best.. there's some others like macstumbler but not near as functional as KisMac :cool:
     
  6. Mycophiles

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    Hmm.. I finally got kismac to work but I'm curious what WEP encription means. It looks like I'm hitting two networks from my house and one is encripted with WEP and mine isn't. I have my router set to only allow the two IP addresses from the two wireless stations and figured that it is enouph to keep people out, but with this encription is it a security function or is it a anti virus function?
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    WEP is encryption and it's definitely a good idea.

    128-bit WEP.

    Disable SSID broadcast.

    Change the SSID to something random that woud be hard to guess.

    Enable MAC Address filtering.

    For reasons why you SHOULD lock down your WiFi network, take a look at this thread and what some people do when they find open networks...

    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=1193308

    ...and those are the nice guys.
     
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    damn, KisMac is badass, i was messing around with Mac Stumbler before
     
  9. Mycophiles

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    I need to know how to setup WEP on my computer so it doesnt lock me out of the router. If someone could give me instructions that would be great.
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    what kind of router?

    do you know how to connect to your router's admin site?
     
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    It's a speedstream 2524 wireless router. Yes, I know how to connect to the admin site and have configured it before, but where I get confused is when I enable WEP. At that point it disconnects me from the router and the router must be reset.

    then on top of that once the router is reset the network connection has to be remade b/c the computer won't use the existing IP address and wants a new one for some reason. :dunno:
     
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    Kismac is awesome. So many more features built in than MacStumbler.
     
  13. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    :)

    you need to be connected over one of the ethernet connections and not the wireless connection while you are configuring the security because once you enable WEP on the router, you'll need to enter the security key on any machines that you want to connect via the (newly encrypted) wireless connection.

    Same goes for the SSID once you turn off SSID broadcasting and change the SSID value. You'll have to tell the clients to look for the SSID, since the router is no longer telling the world what it's name (SSID) is.
     
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