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Old 04-15-2010, 02:56 PM   #1
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Default Wireless Router Settings for the Security Conscious?

What are the best settings regarding SSID broadcast and MAC address filtering?

I use MAC address filtering but I turn off SSID broadcasting. I also use the usual WPA passphrase and encryption methods.

What is the most secure way to protect your wireless network?

Maybe someone could make a sticky about wireless network protection.
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:53 AM   #2
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I'd say that just by using MAC filtering and turning off broadcasting you are better than 85% or so of most wireless networks. Heck, that even better than me....lol
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You can do a non- broadcasting WPA personal network. No one will be able to find you!
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:16 AM   #4
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Problem with MAC filtering is that if a friend of yours comes to your place with a wireless gadget or laptop, they might not be able to get on your network, unless you already worked that out.
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Thats ok because my brothers, sisters, niece's and nephews all have their netbooks, DSi's etc hooked up already. If they wanna hook up I get the MAC addy to their device and add it to the MAC list on my router. I'd rather do this that way I know who I allow on my network.

I will turn of SSID broadcasting though.
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Old 04-17-2010, 01:33 AM   #6
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You're doing everything right Remeniz. You're ahead of the curve by, utilizing WPA security, MAC filtering, and turning off ssid broadcasting
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Thanks for the help guys!

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