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paranoid wireless encryption

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Manip, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. Manip

    Manip Network Guru Member

    I have a WRT54G and a laptop with wireless chip that
    supports all sorts of encryption / wireless protocols.

    I have read that WEP, even with a 128Kb key isn't secure
    (can be cracked in 7days). Do I have any more secure
    options I can use?

    I'm not worried about what it costs me in speed terms.
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    You should use WPA-PSK if you want more security either TKIP or AES. The key you use should be truely random and the maximum length. If you are really paraniod use WPA-RADIUS and have a Radius Server or WPA2, which uses different session keys on each session. on your network. Between WPA-PSK TKIP and AES TKIP is supposed to be more secure. The encription changes at a fixed interval.
  3. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    why are you so paranoid anyways, if your network is not high traffic the "hackers" will just give up before collecting enough weak keys to do any cracking.
    the amount of packets that needs to be sniffed to crack a network is about 500k to 1 million. and at that it will take forever. also you have to realize that if you dont have cake in the fridge nobody will want to get into it.
    so whats your cake?
  4. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    or try using mac filter and limit the number of dhcp users down to the minimal number of users

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