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Thread: What all do I need to secure on Wireless Network?

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    Dec 2011

    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.

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    Just Another Geek
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Rotterdam, Netherlands
    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.
    Oliver's Law:
    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
    United Kingdom: Bridlington
    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.

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    i Need to network secrity use the secure the data and every income the threat and use the many facility then secure the network

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    New York
    Read tips on below link to secure your wireless Home Network.

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    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    United Kingdom: Bridlington
    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.

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    Junior Member supertower's Avatar
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    Mar 2014
    Same question from me too.
    People are using Backtrack 5 for hacking Wifi password. How to be safe from these activities?

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    Junior Member ghostinshell's Avatar
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    Feb 2014
    you have done the basics the big thing is a strong wireless key:


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