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RE: Wireless access
From: "Paul John Summers" <paul_john_summers () hotmail com>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 14:26:30 -0500

And addendum to that question, do any wireless routers contain tools so that you can block all but specific hardware addresses? That is, my home wireless router would block all but my hardware address, much like hard-wired networks often require registration of hardware addresses before allowing a new system to access it. I do believe there are methods of spoofing hardware addresses but that aside, do wireless routers have capabilities for this sort of thing that a home user could easily administer to better secure their home network?

Disclaimer: I'm also a newbie so please forgive any misconceptions or false assumptions!


From: "Bruyere, Michel" <mbruyere () ezemcanada com>
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Wireless access
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 08:36:05 -0500

Hi,
        I have a user who uses a wireless network at home. He just asked me
(it's a director) to find a way to avoid his laptop (Toshiba tecra running
XP Pro) connecting on the neighbor's router instead of his. He has a D-Link
614+, I don't know this model at all so I'm asking you guys if you know a
way to restrict his laptop to only HIS router.

As you can see, I'm not very familiar with Wireless :/

Thanks for any inputs

M.Bruyere
Network/systems administrator
CompTIA A+, Network+


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