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by jmsfmtex / November 1, 2010 1:26 AM PDT

I recently read an article about someone outside accessing my Linksys system with WiFi. Would it be good enough to disconnect the antennas rather than creating a P/W?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 1, 2010 1:30 AM PDT
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Some older wifi router designs can fry if you do that. Why not use WPA or WPA2 and avoid all this?


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by jmsfmtex / November 1, 2010 1:41 AM PDT
In reply to: No.

You know the old story "if it aint broke, don't fix it"? Well I have had this installed for a few years and would hate to go back into anything the set some other settings. Everything works great for me. So I guess you could say I am a little leery.

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Open wifi is now very scary. Here's why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 1, 2010 2:24 AM PDT
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by jmsfmtex / November 1, 2010 2:59 AM PDT

OK. Say I am able to figure out how to change my settings without having to reinstall everything. Which should I choose WPA or WPA2? What is the basic differences?

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You choose what your machines support.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 1, 2010 3:09 AM PDT
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Here the decision was made easy as my router offers a WPA/WPA2 option. It will try WPA2 and fall back to WPA if the client can't do WPA2.

Go with what your router and machines support.

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by jmsfmtex / November 1, 2010 3:12 AM PDT
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Thank you for your assistance. But never mind my last. I am going to just let sleeping dogs lie. I live in a rural area so not many people around.

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mac fitering
by moussatohme / November 3, 2010 11:23 PM PDT
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try using mac address filtering

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No security there.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 4, 2010 1:16 AM PDT
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MAC address filtering as security was broken long ago. This is outdated advice along with hiding of the SSID.

Security advice must keep up with the tools and threats.

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