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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:57 pm    Post subject: How to make wireless connection a secure connection Reply with quote Back to top

Hey everyone, new here so apologize if this has been posted already.

I want to make my wireless a secure connection. I avoided doing it last year when I went with Vonage because I had problems having TiVo connect wirelessly when I had the password setup.

Now I want to ensure I am secure. How do I do this? I am just an "average" internet user here - I don't really know a ton about how to do all this and was just grateful I could set it up the first time. I know you have to go to a specific address and the access is user, user to get into the system. But from there, no idea. I also need to make sure doing this will not hinder my ability to use a VPN.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

First, If your wireless is WEP (not WPA) since 2004 there has been no way you can be entirely secure (see http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/index.php?p=20).

One bogus solutionhad been to hide the SID, since a typical WEP attack required the SID of the network being compromised.

Bust as you will see in the hacking video http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1021256519470427962 , hiding the SID is simply another step in the hacking process. The video hacked the WEP encrypted wireless network in 10 minutes. Newer software tools can do it in about 2 minutes.

The obvious solution is to get a wireless router or access point with WPA.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

areidel,

what wireless router do you plan to use? Give us the make and model # and we'll tell you if it can be secured.

As Ed said, WPA is more secure than WEP. So give us the info and we'll tell you.

it's not as hard as you think to make it more secure but it also requires a reasonably good router.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:36 pm    Post subject: how do I make my wireless system secure? Reply with quote Back to top

mundy5 wrote:
what wireless router do you plan to use? Give us the make and model # and we'll tell you if it can be secured.

As Ed said, WPA is more secure than WEP. So give us the info and we'll tell you.


I'm not the original poster, but I came here looking for an answer to the same question.

I'm using a linksys WRTP54G wireless-g broadband router.

I found that I can get to a wireless security screen by entering a number in the address bar, but then I don't know what to do. I clicked the wireless tab, then the wireless security sub-tab, and I see that my current security mode is "disable", but when I click on the drop-down box to see the other options there isn't one that simply says "enable" and I'm confused by all the available options.

How do I know whether to choose WPA (personal or enterprise), WPA2 (personal or enterprise), RADIUS, or WEP? And will changing this setting make my connection secure, or do I need to something else (entirely different, or in addition to this)?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

cmkalq wrote:
How do I know whether to choose WPA (personal or enterprise), WPA2 (personal or enterprise), RADIUS, or WEP? And will changing this setting make my connection secure, or do I need to something else (entirely different, or in addition to this)?


I use WPA personal myself. Some of these security protocols are newer and supposedly better. I know that WEP is the easiest to hack so don't do that. Use WPA Personal.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Secure Wireless Connection could be obtained using one of two options. I have used both. One for the wired CAT6 and laptop connection.

HotShield appears to work by securing the VPN from your ISP to your laptop in wifi environments. I used NetworkMagic to secure the wired portion of Vonage with excellent success. No hacking has occurred yet. I cross my fingers on that one.

Short of getting a new wireless router with WPA capabilities, the software alternative is the way to go.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:18 pm    Post subject: Re: how do I make my wireless system secure? Reply with quote Back to top

cmkalq wrote:
How do I know whether to choose WPA (personal or enterprise), WPA2 (personal or enterprise), RADIUS, or WEP? And will changing this setting make my connection secure, or do I need to something else (entirely different, or in addition to this)?


Wireless security is a very comprehensive issue and to answer all those questions would simply be beyond what can be done here.
So let's give it just a quick shot...

It all depends where the network is running: the more remote you live, the less you have to worry about wireless security. It is rather unlikely that your router gets hacked if you live in Greenland...

You still want to be in control of who is using you network (and bandwidth)! If I download illegal stuff via your network, your ISP (and everybody else...) will get to YOU and hold you responsible. Playing the innocent does not help at all, as many cases have shown. You might get away with a warning but you also might not. Again: You can be held responsible!

In general you have different options:

1. Disable SSID: not a security measure per se but a small step in the right direction. This simply prevents your neighbor from accidentally connecting to your network.
2. MAC address filtering: Whitelisting allows only certain machines to connect. Also not secure because MAC addresses are sent in clear text and can easily be spoofed.
3. disable DHCP: working with fixed addresses is only feasible in a private setting where no outsiders are present. Otherwise a nightmare to keep on top of it.
4. WEP: better than nothing - prevents only basic attacks. Not secure at all, if someone puts a little bit of effort into hacking you. STAY AWAY!
5. WPA: good security if used with a long pre-shared key like 20 characters (more details at http://wifinetnews.com/archives/002452.html).
6. WPA2: newer and safer than WPA. Uses AES as encryption method, but not all network cards are compatible.
6. Radius (Remote Authentication Dial In User Service): Not feasible in a home environment. Requires a server running for verification.

Conclusion: Use whatever you can and what your router supports.
- Turn off SSID.
- Use Mac address filtering if it makes sense.
- Use WPA/WPA2 with a long key (I use 40 random characters)
- Do NOT use WEP if you can!

I hope this helps and good luck!
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