mac address auth

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Luca Nardini for newsgroups, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Hello.

    I have to create a simple link between an access point and wireless NIC?
    It 'a good solution to use the MAC address authentication?

    Thanks a lot.

    Luca Nardini.
    Luca Nardini for newsgroups, Dec 9, 2008
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  2. Hi
    Nope it is Not safe to just use MAC filter, big part of the information is
    sent in clear test, and it is easy to "Spoof" a MAC address.
    From the weakest to the strongest, Wireless security capacity is.
    No Security
    MAC______(Band Aid if nothing else is available).
    WEP64____(Easy, to "Break" by knowledgeable people).
    WEP128___(A little Harder, but "Hackable" too).
    WPA-PSK__(Very Hard to Break).
    WPA-AES__(Not functionally Breakable)
    WPA2____ (Not functionally Breakable).
    Note 1: WPA-AES the the current entry level rendition of WPA2.
    Note 2: If you use WinXP and did not updated it you would have to download
    the WPA2 patch from Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893357
    The documentation of your Wireless devices (Wireless Router, and Wireless
    Computer's Card) should state the type of security that is available with
    your Wireless hardware.
    All devices MUST be set to the same security level using the same pass
    phrase.
    Therefore the security must be set according what ever is the best possible
    of one of the Wireless devices.
    I.e. even if most of your system might be capable to be configured to the
    max. with WPA2, but one device is only capable to be configured to max . of
    WEP, to whole system must be configured to WEP.
    If you need more good security and one device (like a Wireless card that can
    do WEP only) is holding better security for the whole Network, replace the
    device with a better one.
    Setting Wireless Security - http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Security.html
    The Core differences between WEP, WPA, and WPA2 -
    http://www.ezlan.net/wpa_wep.html
    Jack (MVP-Networking).

    "Luca Nardini for newsgroups" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hello.
    >
    > I have to create a simple link between an access point and wireless NIC?
    > It 'a good solution to use the MAC address authentication?
    >
    > Thanks a lot.
    >
    > Luca Nardini.
    >
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Dec 9, 2008
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