December 29th, 2011, 08:42 AM
What all do I need to secure on Wireless Network?
Hi all, I'm new to the community, so please excuse my noobness.
I currently have several PCs that require access to my wireless router, and I need to know what all I need to do to better secure them (from the ROUTER side).
- I have a 2Wire router from ATT.
- I am using WPA2-PSK (AES-256) encryption
- I have MAC address filtering enabled
I have no idea how/what to set my other security settings for this router.
I'm not a security (let alone wireless) guru, so any help would be appreciated.
- Wifi Protection Setup (WPS) = disabled ... no idea what this does
- SSID Broadcast = enabled ... I'm told this should be off... should I?
- Firewall setting = "Disallow unsolicited inbound traffic"
Not sure what else I can modify...
If someone could list some things I should do, or some really useful websites/articles, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks in advance.
December 30th, 2011, 08:39 AM
You've done all you can. Just make sure the key you use is sufficiently long and random.
Turning SSID broadcasts off is useless as a security precaution. It'll only make it more difficult for you to use your own wireless network. Same goes for MAC filtering, it's a useless exercise.
What ever you do, don't turn on WPS.
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
December 31st, 2011, 07:00 PM
I don't know that router, so here are a couple of wild guesses:
1. All clients should be set to "public network" .......... that way they can't see eachother and share their fleas?
2. Enclose all locations within a Faraday cage, and use a directional (line of sight) antenna for external communication.
February 20th, 2013, 11:16 AM
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March 6th, 2013, 07:59 AM
October 10th, 2013, 03:49 PM
Read tips on below link to secure your wireless Home Network.
October 16th, 2013, 02:20 AM
The correct answer is cat5/6 cable and an RJ45 connection............ wireless is basically insecure, and there isn't much you can do about that unless you are using line of sight.
March 6th, 2014, 12:58 PM
Same question from me too.
People are using Backtrack 5 for hacking Wifi password. How to be safe from these activities?
March 9th, 2014, 08:48 AM
you have done the basics the big thing is a strong wireless key:
May 2nd, 2014, 07:25 AM
Yes, it is very necessary for you to keep secure your wireless system.
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