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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