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Anonymous
June 13, 2004 6:02:25 AM

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I finally got my wireless network up & running by calling D-Link's
tech support--they got my DI-524 router up & running. The PC upstairs
is connecting via a D-Link DWL-G510 card.

Right now I'm just using the default settings--how do I make my
wireless network more secure? Both PCs have software firewalls
installed & up-to-date anti-virus software.

Can you guys direct me to a website with easy to understand guides on
wireless network security? Thanks.
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Anonymous
June 13, 2004 4:51:56 PM

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"Dreamspinner3" <dreamspinner3@softhome.net> wrote in message
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> I finally got my wireless network up & running by calling D-Link's
> tech support--they got my DI-524 router up & running. The PC upstairs
> is connecting via a D-Link DWL-G510 card.
>
> Right now I'm just using the default settings--how do I make my
> wireless network more secure? Both PCs have software firewalls
> installed & up-to-date anti-virus software.
>
> Can you guys direct me to a website with easy to understand guides on
> wireless network security? Thanks.
> -----
> Kim/Dreamspinner3
> Visit My Homepage: http://members.tripod.com/dreamspinner3/


Dink have some reasonable guides on securing their devices, usually found in
the tech support section specific to the device.

WEP 128 strength
Mac authentication and
suppress ssid transmit is a good start

anything over and above this is getting specialised, such as vpn

have fun :) 
Anonymous
June 13, 2004 4:51:57 PM

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If you're running a home network, I would start with the following changes:

SSID - change to some new name-oddball mixture of alpha/numeric on both
router and computer. After change is made and network reestablished, stop
broadcasting the SSID (casual passersby won't know the network is there)
Enable WEP (64 bit slows down the network less than 128 bit). On the router
set up page, input a 10 digit hex code (make one up with any combo of alpha
numeric with the alpha restricted to a-f and numeric 0-9). Put them in
both the router and computer. Network will be lost until they are inserted
on both sides.
That's generally enough for most home situations. You could go further in
restricting access to particular MAC addresses (namely the MAC address of
your laptop).

A dedicated hacker could still access your network, but doing the above will
deter the neighbours and casual passersby.
"lowlystudent" <lowlystudent@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Dreamspinner3" <dreamspinner3@softhome.net> wrote in message
> news:04dnc09ag8qri2ce7ijqrah33b6610gjti@4ax.com...
> > I finally got my wireless network up & running by calling D-Link's
> > tech support--they got my DI-524 router up & running. The PC upstairs
> > is connecting via a D-Link DWL-G510 card.
> >
> > Right now I'm just using the default settings--how do I make my
> > wireless network more secure? Both PCs have software firewalls
> > installed & up-to-date anti-virus software.
> >
> > Can you guys direct me to a website with easy to understand guides on
> > wireless network security? Thanks.
> > -----
> > Kim/Dreamspinner3
> > Visit My Homepage: http://members.tripod.com/dreamspinner3/
>
>
> Dink have some reasonable guides on securing their devices, usually found
in
> the tech support section specific to the device.
>
> WEP 128 strength
> Mac authentication and
> suppress ssid transmit is a good start
>
> anything over and above this is getting specialised, such as vpn
>
> have fun :) 
>
>
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Anonymous
June 13, 2004 4:51:58 PM

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I'm not sure how to do this part. I successfully did the other things
you explained.

On Sun, 13 Jun 2004 08:11:47 -0400, "Alan White"

<alanwhite@hotmail.com> wrote:

>SSID - change to some new name-oddball mixture of alpha/numeric on both
>router and computer. After change is made and network reestablished, stop
>broadcasting the SSID (casual passersby won't know the network is there)

-----
Kim/Dreamspinner3
Visit My Homepage: http://members.tripod.com/dreamspinner3/
Anonymous
June 14, 2004 12:15:54 AM

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Dreamspinner3 <dreamspinner3@softhome.net> wrote:

> Right now I'm just using the default settings--how do I make my
> wireless network more secure?

Use WEP or WPA encryption. Nothing less and nothing more. MAC filtering
and SSID hiding are inadequate without encryption and unnecessary with
it.

For an account of cracking a wireless network, see
<http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/wireless/excerpt/wirlss...;.
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