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Re: Encrypted wireless

On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 09:18:59AM +0800, John Summerfield wrote:
> >I have a wireless DSL router set up at home.  I currently don't use
> >encryption, so it's essentially a free-for-all and I've noticed some
> >freeloaders and the router doesn't provide any way to restrict access
> >other than by setting up encryption (side question: anyone know of a
> >wireless router that can restrict access by MAC address?).  
> Hmm I thought they all did!
> What brand and model?


I've searched the config menus over-and-over again...  I was surprised
too!  Another annoying thing: it doesn't allow you to establish
constant MAC->IP mappings.  I'm tempted to go buy a different one...

What models have you used?

> Not that mac addresses stop anyone but casual freeloaders.

That's all I really care about.  Sounds like even encryption wouldn't
keep out a knowledgable person who really wanted to hack my
(relatively pitiful) network.  And if I can stop casual freeloaders, I
can at least identify the malicious freeloaders :)


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