wireless connection is secure

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  1. How do I know if my wireless connection is secure?
    Sanford Aranoff, Apr 10, 2008
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  2. You would have had to done it on purpose.
    If you didn't,...it is not.

    You have to configure an encryption method on the WAP or Wireless "router".
    The simplest "good" one to do is WPA. You give is a "key" which is
    more-or-less a "password".


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    Phillip Windell, Apr 10, 2008
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  3. Hi
    From the weakest to the strongest, Wireless security capacity is.
    No Security
    MAC______(Band Aid if nothing else is available).
    WEP64____(Easy, to "Brake" by knowledgeable people).
    WEP128___(A little Harder, but "Hackable" too).
    WPA-PSK__(Very Hard to Brake ).
    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

    Jack (MVP-Networking).

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    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Apr 12, 2008
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