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    Well I am not the only one suggesting turning of DHCP.......so it would appear that you are singling me out........as in the other thread...auto login

    Neg...thanks for the links......very informative

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    Oh no, not again! Evil, evil, evil...

    Seriously, manually assigning ip addresses is a pain. And if you're using a manually-assigned ip address on your home wireless connection and it's a laptop, it's going to be an even bigger pain when you try accessing another wireless network on the road. I'm not sure it's worth the trouble, IMHO.
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    Well...its really not that hard to manually assign an ip address....and a gateway

    I have really never had issues with doing it...

    Yes turning off DHCP would be a pain to keep track of IP addresses on a larger network

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    No, it's not hard if you know your way around a router or gateway and are comfortable programming one. Even then though, things can get glitchy (happened to me last week on an ip camera system: had to set it back to dhcp to get it networked).

    If it's a laptop and you're mobile, a fixed ip address on that wireless connection is going to require resetting your tcp/ip settings everytime you want to jump on a different network. That's just too much trouble.

    edit -- Neg, thanks for the links. Never knew MAC filters were as useless as that.
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    I wouldn't call manually assigning IP addresses and disabling DHCP trivial. ASSUMING you take the effort to subnet the ip scheme into the number of clients you use.

    Say 123.45.67.221/30?


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    Originally posted here by morganlefay
    Well I am not the only one suggesting turning of DHCP.......so it would appear that you are singling me out........as in the other thread...auto login

    Neg...thanks for the links......very informative

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    Up until the point you replied (other than the OP) you were actually the only one so I wasn't centering you out

    RC: The problem is in say a home environment you usually can't change the routers from anything other than a /24.

    I was surprised to find Mac filtering on that list considering Mac Filtering is usually considered a fairly standard security measure even in the higher end cisco gear and not just on wireless networks... Actually I guess it would be less useful on wireless than wired... Wired it'd be harder for them to get another address to change to than it is on Wireless..

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    In an older post on this, I had mentioned that even using encryption, the MAC address can still be sniffed out during the "4-Way Handshake". Enabling the MAC filter might keep Angelina Jolie out ("Hackers" ) but , not anyone who is determined to access your wireless network.
    As for DHCP, I have mine enabled. I have it setup so that the IP pool is only enough to cover the machines connecting to it. In addition to that, I use static IP's (not for security purposes though). I'm guessing we should try to keep it somewhat simple as petereno admits, he/she is new to wireless.
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    RC: The problem is in say a home environment you usually can't change the routers from anything other than a /24.
    I am not that swift on most consumer products, so if that is the case. That totally sucks.
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