How much security is enough?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Soylent, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. Soylent

    Soylent Network Guru Member

    Hi, I have the WRT54G, and I have it set up like this:

    WPA TKIP encryption on
    MAC address filter on (permit only my MACs)
    and "Max DHCP Clients = 2" (my two client machines)

    Is this enough to prevent a drive-by getting into my network? What else can I do for more wireless security?
  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    that looks like it is good enough. and looks like it can stop casual wardrivers. but a wireless network is never %100 secure. there are tools that could break wpa here is a link:

    and here is a link to a wep cracker:

    here are some mac spoofing tools:

    but a layered approach is the best way and that is what you have. maybe if you want some better secuirty that will stop alot of hackers is maybe a captive portal with authentication.
  3. Soylent

    Soylent Network Guru Member

    Is that something like RADIUS? I figured that sort of thing is difficult to set up
  4. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    yes it is like radius. and is a little hard to setup. the only thing that i have problems with is that i you need a external serverv of the captive portal.
  5. Soylent

    Soylent Network Guru Member

    Lol, well I believe I'll stick to my current settings then. Thanks for the help and the links!

  6. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    no problem
  7. Soylent

    Soylent Network Guru Member

    Actually, I have another question. I noticed that in the WPA setup area, I can choose an encryption algorithm of "TKIP" or "AES". I googled tkip vs aes, and I found that tkip is a key management method, and AES is an encryption method. So what the heck does Linksys mean by offering these choices? And which is more secure?

    Thanks again :)
  8. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    well me personally i think that TKIP is more secure. becuase one that is what linksys says. and becuase TKIP is the default standard for WPA. also more networked devices support TKIP.

    but i think that wpa2 will use AES encyption. i am not sure.
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