February 28th, 2007, 01:34 PM
Well, if you don't know who owns the router you doubtless do not have permission to use it?
Originally Posted by chaosclown
That leaves you with three problems:
1. Is it a trap?
2. As it is unsecured what malware is lurking on it? It would be a reasonable assumption that the rest of the system is unsecure as well?
3. Are you already "owned"
February 28th, 2007, 02:23 PM
Nihil is right your'e owned..or he do have a ad-hoc connection running between pc's (peer to peer).The reason why he's network is not secure because WEP encryption don't work with ad-hoc networks.
Originally Posted by nihil
Get yourself a acces point.
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March 2nd, 2007, 08:26 AM
i kinda found your post quite educative about the basics of wirelesscause i was finding it hard but your post simplifies everything.
March 8th, 2007, 04:44 PM
Another good idea is to turn of your wireless router when your not using it.
If you have it on all the time people can/will eventually crack it.
March 9th, 2007, 01:29 AM
Here's a thought, don't use wireless. :P
March 9th, 2007, 09:33 AM
amen to that
If the world doesn't stop annoying me I will name my kids ";DROP DATABASE;" and get revenge.
May 10th, 2008, 10:00 PM
As a general rule it is definitely better to have WEP instead of nothing at all. But other than that i would not recommend using WEP. It's relatively easy to crack and with some recent improvements in aircrack-ng (one piece of software used for cracking WEP keys) it only takes a matter of few minutes to get access to the network.
If you plan on cracking a wireless network, not broadcasting your SSID and not using DHCP can be easy to work around. IMHO using WPA (or WPA2 even better, if all your machines support it) + changing your default SSID name serve as a much better protection against unwated visitors
But again, WEP is better than no encryption at all to protect from casual users searching for free internet (or with a malicious intent)
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May 11th, 2008, 06:56 PM
You could also try to keep people away by changing your SSID to "Department of Homeland Security - Cyber Terrorism Division".
August 21st, 2008, 11:56 AM
i'm like everyone's questions very much, but i found if you use more time to try it ,
the question wil be sloved.
August 21st, 2008, 06:17 PM
spoton, really good article, helped a lot thanks on providing the definitions aswell