wireless security

Discussion in 'Technical' started by E.L., Aug 2, 2005.


  1. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I need to add some security, ie. firewall other than my McAfee which I am currently running. Just a couple of months ago I went wireless and I would like to add another firewall. Any ideas? Melbo I think we had this discussion already, but being as how I have slept since then I can't remember the site you sent me to.
     
  2. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

  3. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Thanks, that gave me lots of options.
     
  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    sorry E.L.

    Your Router is at 192.168.1.1 Just type that into the address bar. You will see the router setup screen. I think we saw that you had already created a password. IIRC, the default settings are user=[leave blank], pass=admin

    You can return your router back to default and start over by holding in the reset button for like 10 seconds or longer. Linksys EasyConnect here also has a great auto router configurer on thier site.

    I choose the WEP encrypted closed access. I know your's is open because I used it that weekend.
     
  5. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Thanks buddy, as of 3 minutes ago, WED 128 bit encrypted now.
     
  6. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    As a further precaution against WarDrivers, (although I am one), I named my SSID, (Network), Virus Transfer....

    So anyone who could get past the encryption would be greeting with

    "Would you like to join Virus Transfer..."
     
  7. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Ha ha ha ha ha......................
     
  8. TLynn

    TLynn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I like that! It has a simple elegance to it.
     
  9. Conagher

    Conagher Dark Custom Rider Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    E.L.

    I use the MAC addresses of the NIC cards of the PC's that are allowed onto the wireless network with WPA security enabled. It only allows those that you enter and it's hard to hack.
     
  10. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Hey Conagher
    You see the shout box out front in the index at the bottom?
    BTW i sent you a PM do you have it turned off?
     
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