F-13 new wireless routers -
Wolfgang S. Rupprecht
wolfgang.rupprecht at gmail.com
Mon Aug 9 18:38:30 UTC 2010
Bob Goodwin <bobgoodwin at wildblue.net> writes:
> Yes I have been running WEP 'cause I have one old device that can
> do no more than that, and I usually admit only certain [18 or 19]
> MAC addresses that I have listed. Add to that the fact that I am in
> a rural area surrounded by cotton and soy beans, the distance to the
> road is about 200 meters, I don't think LAN security is a major
> worry. I can't detect any other systems when I scan.
Well, WEP will keep out the casual person looking for an open wifi. To
be honest, I think that is good enough unless you have a bored and
highly talented kid living next door. In that case, it should take him
only a few minutes to get the wep code and find a few MAC addresses that
you haven't filtered. Personally I disable WEP and WPAv1 on my AP's
just to be safe, but then I'm in the 'burbs around Silicon Valley.
Luckily I only need to be compatible with Fedora 13, Android phones and
occational visitors with Apple Mac's to worry about. They all do WPA2.
Wolfgang S. Rupprecht http://www.wsrcc.com/wolfgang/ (IPv6-only)
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