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Old 02-15-2013, 12:11 PM   #31
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Even WPA2 is vulnerable now, although the hacker has to get between a connected client and the router. There is a good online guide to wireless network security i came across recently, it might help: Home | Wireless network security
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:42 AM   #32
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why do some people leave there wifi routers unsecured?

maybe they want people to use there network and then look inside the visiters PC for important infor about the visiter like acount #s ect.?
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Yes but nowadays they come with security settings already set so you don't need to change settings on it.
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Yes but nowadays they come with security settings already set so you don't need to change settings on it.
Every router I've delt with in the last two years has shipped wide open.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:29 PM   #36
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Every router I've delt with in the last two years has shipped wide open.
May be a regional difference - all (ISP supplied) routers I've dealt with in the UK in the last few years have had security settings preset.
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May be a regional difference - all (ISP supplied) routers I've dealt with in the UK in the last few years have had security settings preset.
Isp supplied I'll beleive and defer to you having not dealt with one of those in a while. I was talking just ones that you can buy at a store or online by yourself.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:59 PM   #38
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Usually newer Linksys routers are configured with Wi-Fi Protected Setup right out of the box. It's not great, but it's better than being wide open.
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I've always used MAC filtering to keep folks out of my personal routers. If it isn't one of my MAC's logging in, then they don't get on.
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Secure your wireless network using WPA-PSK2. And as an added security level, disable the option to broadcast your SSID.

MAC address filtering is more of a 'head in the sand' approach to network security. MAC addresses can easily be altered. This is not an effective method for securing your network.
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