Re: Encrypted wireless
Jason Rennie wrote:
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?
At work we use Airports (with Macs). At home, first I want a working 11g
PIC card. I bought an SMC2802W (which works) except that I got version2
I'd probably buy a Linksys wrt54g. It runs Linux, you can get the source
from the Linksys website.
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 :)
Encryption _can_ work but you've got to change the keys often.
Take a look at pebble.
I figure this will work:
<Wireless World> -- <AP>===<Linux box>====<Wired World>
Members of Wireless World talk only to <Linux box> over a VPN.
<Linux Box> accepts _only_ VPN traffic from <Wireless World>
For VPN I use openvpn.
Note that <AP> and <Linux box> can be the same box. You need a supported
AP-capable wireless card.
Take a look at Pebble.
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