WEP feedback (wireless routers)

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by optigrab, Jun 17, 2004.

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  1. optigrab

    optigrab Registered Member

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    Does anyone have any opinion on the following article?

    The Myth of Easy WEP cracking

    I occasionally (once per month) change my WEP 128bit encryption keys, but to tell the truth it's a pain and I'm under the impression I should do it more often anyway. This article has sort of eased my mind, although I don't know if there are any caveats or "gotchas" that aren't highlighted.

    Are there any folks here using W2K that have employed WPA? The last I checked, W2K doesn't support WPA out of the box, and I haven't seen any tutorials or testimonials on folks who have upgraded.

    When I consider how many people don't run XP and don't use any of the security features on their wireless routers, I wonder if I am a relatively hard target, or "hard enough", or just kidding myself.

    I live in a very old apartment building in a Brooklyn neighborhood.
     
  2. tazdevl

    tazdevl Registered Member

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    Been using WPA for a while now on XP Pro. No issues to speak of. Works fine, given your location I would try to get WPA up and running.

    I haven't messed around with Win2K for a while, but given the fact that's it's a corporate standard, I find it difficult to believe that you cannot run WPA on the OS. Besides, depending on your adapter, most of the work is done in the driver and wifi card..
     
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