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I was recently hacked on my old netgear(I think the WPA was set just WPA rather than WPA2) so I got a new router from orange and I was just wondering if these are the most secure settings.
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as you can see I have disabled wireless when not in use, mainly because I am paranoid about people getting in thumb.gif


EDIT:
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possibly change to hex for password and 128bit?
Edited by Juganot - 3/4/12 at 3:25am
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post #2 of 12
It would help if you disabled the ( broadcast SSID ).
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post #3 of 12
Yes. You're using WPA2 protection now. And it is unnecessary to disable the network when not in use. AFAIK WPA can only be hacked when someone is using the network. Just set a good password and don't worry about it biggrin.gif

edit. Oh and you can do that ^ too (SSID), if you want.
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What exactly would disabiling SSID do? Also, I added some more screenshots of options with this new router like hex password and such.
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What exactly would disabiling SSID do? Also, I added some more screenshots of options with this new router like hex password and such.

If you disable SSID broadcast, then no one can find your network. You have to know the SSID (name of the network) to connect to it (and the password too of course).
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WPA itself isn't the issue, it's Wifi Protected Setup (WPS) that's the problem; it's easily broken. WPA by itself with a strong password is still very good.
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post #7 of 12
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Okie dokie I have disabled broadcast SSID.

Do you think I should change WPA to hex? so it would be a 64 key password.

Also, WEP do you think I should change that to 128bit?
Edited by Juganot - 3/4/12 at 3:53am
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post #8 of 12
WEP is a different security protocol, just ijnore it and dont use it, 128 bit WEP key can be found in minutes. Use WPA/WPA2, use a strong passphrase over HEX. It shoule be easier for you to remeber and provide strong security. Hiding your SSID well you can if you want but its easy to find as well
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post #9 of 12
Hiding the SSID really doesn't accomplish anything. It is much easier to discover a hidden SSID than the crack WPA with a strong password.
 
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post #10 of 12
Yea the SSID'S can be found but it just add's one extra step of security...not much but something.
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