Securing a wireless network?

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  1. Bausk

    Bausk New Member

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    I have a wireless router and I think someone is leeching off of it. How do I secure my network? My router is a Linksys WRT54GS.
     
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    May want to filter MAC addresses too.
     
  4. Bausk

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    What the online instructions tell me to do is

    1- Change the Routers SSID (done)
    2- Set up 64 bit WEP (done)
    3- Set up Wireless MAC Address Filtering (STUCK)

    I can't figure out the correct MAC address for my laptop and it's not showing up in the list when I browse.

    I ran ipconfig/all in the cmd prompt and alot of addresses came up. I chose the one that said "Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection".
     
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    :rofl: you want the WIRELESS one, duh.

    And WEP is fucking WORTHLESS. Use WPA2.
     
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    I don't see that as an option in the pulldowns, where should I be looking? :wtc:
     
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    I entered the Wireless one and connected to it correctly. :o
     
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    DaveyD Fuck Ohio State, son

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    Wow. Way to be a prick, and not actually help him out.
     
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    It actually did kind of help. :rofl:
     
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    I believe if you update the firmware of your router to the latest release that you will be able to use WPA2.

    If you are using XP sp2 you will also need to download the microsoft wpa2 patch.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893357
     
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    WEP is worthless. WPA or WPA2 if your hardware (some older wireless cards wont work with it) supports it.
     
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    fuck off douchecanoe. See above. Repeat.
     
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    Yea, I was kinda wondering what the work around for this was. Right now I have a wireless computer unprotected. Would filtering mac addresses be sufficient?

    Thought maybe this would fix it.


    but I guess not. :wtc:
     
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    no.
     
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    You need security. Somebody might just try to connect to your network when they dl their music and then get back on theirs when they surf the web. That wouldn't be good.
     
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    DaveyD Fuck Ohio State, son

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    Choke on a black cock..
     
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    as far as i'm concerned, all security is breakable. in general you just want to be a few steps ahead of the others around you so that theirs becomes a more appealing target than yours. so, turn off your ssid broadcasting, change your ssid from default to something else, setup mac filtering and some sort of encryption. is it perfect? no. if someone really wants in, they'll get in, but if someone is just looking to steal bandwidth make it so they go for your neighbor instead of you.
     
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    WEP might as well be "open". WPA2 is the easiest consumer-grade solution that closes that hole.
     
  19. Parabellum

    Parabellum Molon Labe!

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    lol it's jollydouche. It's the only way he knows.
     
  20. D3aC0n

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    Generate a random WPA or WPA2 key with something like the following
    http://www.kurtm.net/wpa-pskgen/

    and it's pretty much unbreakable. The only way to bypass WPA/WPA2 is through bruteforce and a long and random enough passphrase makes it unlikely to ever happen.

    Disabling SSID and MAC filtering are pointless so called "security measures" that do nothing but inconvenience yourself.
     
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    :werd:

    Anyone that knows how to crack wep or brute force wpa, know how to clone a MAC address.
     
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    As long as you have WPA2 you're better off than most people. especially if you have visitors who use your wireless often, you don't really need to filter MAC addresses. Don't need to block SSID either really, just change the name from linksys. And upgrade the router firmware to get WPA2 support
     

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