Originally Posted by setishock
MAC filtering huh. I use that on my personal network.
If you have the router IP address and ID and password you don't need that disc to get in and make changes.
but you'd need to already be on the MAC whitelist to be able to access the routers control panel :P
Originally Posted by serpentracer
it's not a password it's a key. self generated by my netgear router with a passphrase. set on the 128 bit encripton.
plus my router has a setting that only allows connections if I allow it.
I have to physically go into the router settings with my disc and allow that computer to access the network.
from what I've read on a few dif sites, my router has a lot of updated features that they say doesn't exist for wep stuff.
isn't that secure enough? I don't think the people that live around me are that knowledgeable.
I dont think that the complexity of the password wont really effect the hackability of the network in this case. Wep is very vulnerable - WPA is definitely advisable.
As for the MAC filtering... it is possible to spoof your MAC address. Because you have been connecting to your neighbours Wi-Fi, they will have a log of your Wireless card's MAC address... so in theory, they could use Aircrack to crack your WEP encryption, then spoof their mac address to be the same as yours, and have full access to your network.
It's very unlikely, but i guess it's possible!