Wireless Networks Abound!

Robbo ml at the-view.eclipse.co.uk
Sat Jul 9 18:12:16 UTC 2005

> PS The most secure setup would be to enable encryption, use MAC
> address control *and* prevent your base station from broadcasting its
> ESSID (I'm pretty lazy and only use MAC address control ;-) (probably
> should add encryption soon since a neighbour recently set up a network
> which is 100% open... I was getting really annoyed with my server b/c
> I couldn't telnet to it via 192.x.x.x *but* I could ping its URL and I
> could pull up the web server... after a minute of frustration trying
> to login to my base station (and having my password rejected) a light
> bulb went on and I figured out I wasn't on my own LAN when I saw DI
> 624... and I have a Netgear 614 ;-).

Word of warning MAC address is easy to get around if used just on it's
own (kismet to find MAC / ifconfig to set yours to the same).  Like you
said use encryption (at least use WEP) and the other things you

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