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Re: Wireless range limiting
From: RB <aoz.syn () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 22:53:09 -0600
On 4/16/08, Nico Darrow <ndarrow () airdefense net> wrote:
Speak of the devil.
Here's my recommendation. If you want to limit the range of an AP, then just disable it's lower bitrates.
Interesting suggestion - reducing your effective range by increasing
sensitivity to signal strength and interference doesn't necessarily
operate on the principle of least astonishment, but for some it might
be effective. For the non radio-heads out there, this approach won't
reduce your visibility to clients, just their ability to associate
with your AP from a distance.
slower B clients with longer transmit windows), but you also get out of reach of most script kiddies with their
802.11b prism2 chipset ;-P
You're at least one major revision behind (two if you consider Orinoco
really was the last 11b darling, after Prism), the great majority of
kiddie cards have been replaced with 11a/g Atheros chipsets.
Remember nothing beats a good Wireless IDS/IPS :-P
Says the guy that works for a wireless IDS/IPS company. How's that
WEP 'cloaking' doing for you guys, you ever run that and your IPS bit
through the ISM non-interference clause?