Nathan Bahn wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 9:25 PM, Andrew Farris <flyindragon1@xxxxxxx
> <mailto:flyindragon1@xxxxxxx>> wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-10-02 at 16:14 -0500, Kenneth Loafman wrote:
> > Colin Law wrote:
> > > 2009/10/2 Wade Smart <wadesmart@xxxxxxxxx
> > >> Do NOT setup mac filtering or encryption until you have your
> > >> working.
> > >
> > > But _do_ set up encryption after you have it working or your
> > > neighbours and passers by will steal your bandwidth.
> > It's worse than that... someone could use your bandwidth for
> > illegal, then comes the police taking all of your computer
> equipment and
> > holding it until they can be sure that you did not post
> kiddie- or
> > threats to officials, or any number of things.
> Even if this DID happen, you'd have a helluvalot easier time
> somebody that it wasn't you doing it if you have an unencrypted
> connection and somebody used it, as opposed to if you had a
> encrypted, mac-filtered setup, and somebody still broke in, eh?
> I just did away with the wireless in my home and set up a solid
> hard-wired connection for every computer in the house, and then
> Now I just wish I had a spare 'puter to set up between the switch and
> the modem to act as a firewall, and a filter (the modem has it's own
> firewall, but I'm not convinced of it's security...)
> my .02
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> I understand completely your distrust of WiFi security. I have a
> Westell 527W (a Verizon model, don't you know) and I FINALLY became
> concerned enough to flash the firmware so that WPA2 (AES) -- as
> opposed to WPA -- would become an option. OK, so after I had done
> that I noticed that on the browser's security pages that WEP was --
> get this -- RECOMMENDED OVER WPA!!! There HAD to be a reason for such
> stupidity and before dawn I found out what it was: Verizon DOES
> _*NOT*_ support WPA/WPA2. Yes, that's correct -- Verizon support
> staff are NOT *TRAINED _IN_ /the WPA/WPA2 procedures!/*
> Unbelievable. But then, they didn't tell me that BSSID and MAC
> filtering were useless, so maybe I /*shouldn't*/ be surprised.
I did set an Encryption. After reading everything, I felt the WPA/WPA2
was the best... what do you all think?
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