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Wireless Security

by MichaelF / December 31, 2004 11:16 PM PST

I have just purchased a dlink G604T for my home network. All the machines are Windows XP SP1 and I have 1 notebook with built in wireless. The router is all set up and working fine, I started by accepting the defaults and getting it going.

I am now trying to make it more secure but the help gives no detail about what the settings do or how to configure. I have been able to disable broadcasting of the SSID and change its name. I have also enabled WEP and given it a 128bit ascii key with authentication set to open system. I have read enough to know that this should help increase my security. I was wondering what shared authentication as opposed to open means and if there is anything else I should do and if WPA should or even could be set up.

I have been able to get it all going happily and quite pleased with myself so far. Any tips appreciated.

Thanks

Michael

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Here's a simple plan.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 31, 2004 11:24 PM PST
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Look up and research if your router offers MAC filtering. On all the units I've encountered, I can set the WAP/Router to only let specific MAC addresses to use the WAP/Router.

Bob

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re a simple plan
by MichaelF / January 1, 2005 10:33 AM PST
In reply to: Here's a simple plan.

Hi Bob

I had thought of this but I have been through every setting to try and find an option to tell it to only only this computer to access wireless but I can't find one.

Is that what I am looking for? something that says 'Mac filtering'?

Michael

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Try...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2005 11:03 AM PST
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Thanks
by MichaelF / January 1, 2005 1:08 PM PST
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I will have a look. It seems to be in a different place on my model. I could only find an access list under filters in advanced. But will play around a bit.

Thanks

Michael

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