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Author Topic: Wireless Networking Security  (Read 8612 times)


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Re: Wireless Networking Security
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2008, 11:43:18 AM »

That's what I'm trying to access, but without success... as explained by my screenshots above.


Restricting access via MAC is pointless as spoofing a MAC address is trivially simple. If someone gets past the WPA encryption then this isn't going to stop them for more than a few seconds.


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Re: Wireless Networking Security
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2008, 04:30:06 PM »

Floydy - if it's the same as my router, click on "Home Network", then "Interfaces" underneath it.

Then click on "WLAN: <your-SSID-name>"

Then at the bottom of that next page, is there a "Search for Wireless devices" link?

On mine, this link will put the speedtouch into registration mode for 60 seconds or something, during which time you can join a wireless client up to the network. After this point it locks itself again.

As rizla said, though, it's very easy to change the MAC address of a network card to pretend to be a different one (called spoofing), and if someone is intent enough to get past your WPA encryption key, spoofing a MAC address is the easy part.

However unless someone's got a reason for hacking into your particular wireless network, WPA with a long encryption key is enough to deter the casual 'wardriver' from trying to get some free internet access for a few minutes!


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Re: Wireless Networking Security
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2009, 05:45:24 PM »

Steve Gibson offers a great facility to generate long and highly random passphrases.

The URL is

No brute force dictionary attack will defeat these.   :)
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