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RE: Wireless access
From: "Dante Mercurio" <Dante () webcti com>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 15:44:47 -0500

First off, have him tip off the neighbor that his wireless is completely
insecure.

Then, go into the Advanced config of the wireless connection, you will
see a box that shows the known wireless hosts and the order they will be
attached to. Make sure his wireless router SSID is listed above his
neighbor's.

Then make sure HIS wireless is as secure as possible. For most home
systems, that means the following:
1) Do not broadcast SSID
2) Restrict access by MAC addresses
3) Use WEP

Good Luck,

M. Dante Mercurio
dante () webcti com
Consulting Group Manager
Continental Technologies, Inc
www.webcti.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruyere, Michel [mailto:mbruyere () ezemcanada com] 
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 8:36 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Wireless access


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 
614+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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