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Wireless security and vpn - pls advise

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Amuro, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. Amuro

    Amuro Addicted to LI Member

    Need some advise understanding what to do.

    My objective is not to send clear text packets when connected wirelessly

    The issue is that in my local network has a couple of old servers/devices that do not support https, so everything goes in clear text and I need to be sure that by either the wireless protocol or the vpn my connection to those servers/devices is not sent in clear text as that would expose passwords and whatever info goes to them.

    Wireless is set to WPA2 Personal (PSK) + AES. Does this mean that information between my router and laptop is encrypted? Encrypted in the sense that if packets are captured they are not clear text.

    Since I was not sure of the above, i set up openvpn between my router and my laptop; it seems to be working ok. But I wonder how can I check that i am connecting via the vpn instead of the regular wireless connection to my local servers. Using Tomato openvpn and tun, so i am not sure if the vpn works for the intranet IPs or only for the external sites/IPs.

    Thanks !
     

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