wireless question

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  1. D1G1T4L

    D1G1T4L Active Member

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    I want to make sure no one can access my wireless network except my computers

    so i turn on WEP?

    WEP Encryption 256 bit

    now it says
    Key Type: Ascii or HEX

    and shows me

    Key1: and bunch of 0s and 3s......

    now how do i connect to the network with my laptop that has wireless card

    it shows my network but akss for network key

    what is my network key? and how do i change it also whats that Key1... i assume they are related
     
  2. samm

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    I think WEP is just so nobody can sniff your traffic easily. I have my access point only allowing access to my powerbook's airport card MAC address. Then only my laptop can have access.
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    You create a WEP key and enter it into the router. For 128 bit, its 26 hex digits. Not sure about 256 since I've never used it. Enter the same key on the computer that you entered on the router. Tell your router to only talk to the mac address of your computer's wifi card. Turn off ssid broadcast on the router. Change the router's default ssid. Change the router's default admin password.
     
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    1st) so is WEP only for encryption? people still can connect to you?
    2nd) i cant find a way to make my router to only talk to mac address of computer wifi's card and how/why turn off ssid broadcast?
    3rd) i changed router's default ssid
    4th) changed admin password too
     
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    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    The WEP key has to be entered into the computers with the wireless connection as well. I don't believe that Linksys has 256bit decrypter software with their cards (D-Link is the only one I know of that does), you might want to stick with 128bit.

    And when you go to update the firmware off D-link's site, skim the FAQ on the bottom. There are some really helpful ones there.

    ASCII or Hex, this gives you the option of having either an ASCII WEP key (ie. D1G1T4L, letters and numbers) or a Hex WEP key (numbers and letters A-F).

    Do as McDaniel says and shange the SSID of the router, also must be set on the card's end. You can change this around if you have problems with cordless phone interception.
     
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  9. Benson

    Benson Guest

    informative post thanks
     

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