I got my wireless network up & running.....

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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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Kim/Dreamspinner3
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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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    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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    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)

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    Kim/Dreamspinner3
    Visit My Homepage: http://members.tripod.com/dreamspinner3/
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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/wirlsshacks_chap1/>.
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