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RE: Wireless access
From: Eric Brown <ericbrow () ziplip com>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 04:34:06 -0800 (PST)

Hello all,
Wes gives excellent advice that I'd like to elaborate on just a bit.  I would change the SSID to some combination of 
random or odd alpha-numeric characters (just so long as it isn't obvious like "linksys" or his dog's name), and if the 
wireless router supports it, turn off broadcasting the SSID to make it a little more difficult to find.

Then implement WEP over the wireless network.

But do keep in mind, if there's any kind of h4x0r in the neighborhood, even the WEP can be cracked.

Eric

-----Original Message-----
From: Wesley Ward [mailto:wward () truenorthsolutions net]
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004, 8:36 PM
To: Bruyere  Michel <mbruyere () ezemcanada com>,
security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: Wireless access

You should be able to go into the wireless properties and specify his
SSID as the default network. You should also setup WEP on his wireless
router and PCI card as well, this way anyone with a wireless card will
not be able to access his router. Since he is a director, he propably
has important info that is vulnerable until the access point is locked
down. Hope this helps...

-Wes 

-----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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