Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Protecting your WiFi network using WPA2

Here is an article on ZDNet by George Ou stating the six dumbest ways to protect your WiFi network.

MAC filtering.
SSID hiding.
LEAP authentication.
Disabling DHCP.
Interior antenna placement and low power.
Limiting your use to 802.11a or Bluetooth.

Obviously using WEP to secure your Wifi doesnt even make it to his list. As I had mentioned earlier, it takes just minutes to break a WEP key. Check out this article that walks you through using WPA2 to secure your Wifi network.

So throw away your old 802.11b or 802.11a adapters/routers and get the new ones that have WPA2 support. The price point has also come down in the affordability range of $25 - $50.

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