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Advice on Wireless Security Settings

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Casheti, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. Casheti

    Casheti New Member

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    FINALLY got rid of my faulty Linksys WRT54G and replaced it with one that isn't broken :eek:

    I can choose from WPA, WPA2, WEP(64Bit) or WEP(128Bit)

    I've done this before but I've forgotten what I did. I think it was WPA2. Is this the best setting for a home network?
     
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    In my opinion, you should leave wireless security off unless you're worried about neighbors or hijackers.

    And even then, what's the point? If a hacker wants on, they WILL get on your network :p.

    But if you want to be the most secure paranoid guy with wifi on the planet, turn on WPA2 and turn off SSID broadcast.

    Or better yet, just turn off SSID broadcast.
     
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    Casheti New Member

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    Well I can get into my neighbours networks really easily, cos they're n00bs without security.

    I don't want somebody leeching a service from me if I'm the one paying for it is all..

    Thanks for the advice.
     
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    why pay for your own account when you can leach......? :p (joke)
     
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    Lol, you may as well put a simple WEP key in, so people who dont know a thing cant just doible click and get in :p.
     
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    Casheti New Member

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    Even I had trouble getting into my own lol...

    S'all good now.
     

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