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RE: Wireless access
From: "Jordan, Jason D. \"Dallas\"" <Jason.Jordan () honeywell-tsi com>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 07:16:51 -0500

Yes, I think most wireless access points have a setting that will allow you to filter access based on MAC addresses.  
It would also be good to hard code your IP address, rather than have your AP set to DHCP any host that tries to 
connect.  

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul John Summers [mailto:paul_john_summers () hotmail com]
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 1:27 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: Wireless access


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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