Home WiFi security

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?Y2hpZWYxMjM=?=, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. I need a little education and advice. I'm setting up a home WiFi network
    using Linksys WRT54G and related products. The security I have setup is as
    follows:

    SSID broadcasting is OFF.
    SSID changed from default.
    WPA-PSK -> AES -> and 12 character passphrase.
    Router admin password changed. I am using the passphrase as the admin
    password.

    Is there any reason NOT to use the passphrase for WPA as the admin password
    for the router? I'm thinking there could be consequences if accessing the
    router admin page wirelessly. Thanks.
    =?Utf-8?B?Y2hpZWYxMjM=?=, Mar 9, 2005
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?Y2hpZWYxMjM=?=

    Jack \(MVP\) Guest

    Hi
    Wireless - Basic Configuration: http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Config.html
    Wireless Security - http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Security.html
    WEP, WPA, and the Future - http://www.ezlan.net/wpa_wep.html
    Q: Is there any reason NOT to use the passphrase for WPA as the admin
    password
    for the router?
    A: Technically these two are not related so you can use the same password.
    Strategically I would use two independent passwords.
    Jack (MVP-Networking).


    "chief123" <> wrote in message
    news:D...
    > I need a little education and advice. I'm setting up a home WiFi network
    > using Linksys WRT54G and related products. The security I have setup is as
    > follows:
    >
    > SSID broadcasting is OFF.
    > SSID changed from default.
    > WPA-PSK -> AES -> and 12 character passphrase.
    > Router admin password changed. I am using the passphrase as the admin
    > password.
    >
    > Is there any reason NOT to use the passphrase for WPA as the admin

    password
    > for the router? I'm thinking there could be consequences if accessing the
    > router admin page wirelessly. Thanks.
    Jack \(MVP\), Mar 9, 2005
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  3. =?Utf-8?B?SmVmZkQ=?=, Mar 11, 2005
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