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Just set it up on WPA2, Mac filtering and broadcast off. Unless your neighbours are a Government intelligence wing... then it's safe.
MAC filtering is pointless, since you end up broadcasting yours when connecting (so they just have to spoof it, which is trivial to say the least). My college used MAC filtering (first connection you'd get a registration page), and all you had to do was spoof another computer connected and bam, you're in, and they think you're someone else.

I don't think turning broadcast off actually helps either, since your network would still be visible to a scanner if there is a client connected (if you don't have your computer always-on, this could theoretically help though).

Basically, just set WPA2 up like you said though. Sure, if they have a few years they could crack it (or, I dunno, if they're spectacularly lucky?), but I wouldn't worry about it at that point. And you can always change your password again if you notice any weird activity.
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I mooched off my neighbors WiFi network after I moved. I had to wait like 3 weeks for Comcast to come connect me. So I bought a wrt54gl flahed with dd—wrt and set it up as a wireless repeater for the time being until mine was installed.

Was funny apparently Comcast issues WiFi phones to their techs. He showed up and looked at his phone and asked if I had already WiFi. I lol'd and shoed him what I did. He loved it and had me set one up for his utility van so he has better service.

So apparently Comcast does wardrive themselves to use their phones. Wonder about the legal implications of that. Is it still theft of service if they supply the service and bill u for it and then they use it.

I would like to set this up on a spare wrt54gl that I have
http://www.ex-parrot.com/pete/upside-down-ternet.html

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post #33 of 118
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Is it a bad thing my user and pass to my router is "admin"?

*Waits for unsuspecting victim to connect*
It doesn't matter if you have the stock username and password to access your router as people not connected to it cannot access the router settings, and for someone to be connected to it they'd need your security key.

Many widely known programs can crack WEP quickly and easily. WPA not so much.
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Hey, my neighbor doesn't use her net so while she's paying for it at least it will be put to use smile.gif
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i've ganked neighbors internet before.
as well as random peoples net when im other places
i find nothing wrong with going on an unsecured connection for some web browsing n such
i do have personal rules tho... no downloading or doing anything that would rape the persons connection...

that all being said
when i get myself a new wireless N AP
ima setup my old wireless G one as a guest access wireless, completely segregated network, everything open (no firewalling), heavily throttled, and have a captive portal on it
it'll be sweet


edit:
oh, and aircrack-ng is neat
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MAC filtering is pointless.
Theoretically, everything is pointless.

MAC filtering, limiting the DHCP addresses, active users, removing SSID broadcasting, etc all help though. Really, taking any basic measure will thwart 99% of people from getting on your connection. Those 1% ninja tech warriors are going to get into your machine if they want to, even if they break in and steal it.
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Just set it up on WPA2, Mac filtering and broadcast off. Unless your neighbours are a Government intelligence wing... then it's safe.
WPA is crackable bro. no government needed
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I agree completely I use mac filtering on my main WiFi for the same reasons. That and I've noticed that the neighbors friends come over with their iphones and browse porn in my open network b4 I locked it down. I tried to give back up i don't want to be responsible for what they do...

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Theoretically, everything is pointless.
Yea, except if you put on WPA2 you've thwarted everyone except those with years of computing time to throw at your puny wireless network. Everything else is just for show and adds no actual security.

I'm not a fan of security theater, I prefer the real thing.
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Theoretically, everything is pointless.

MAC filtering, limiting the DHCP addresses, active users, removing SSID broadcasting, etc all help though. Really, taking any basic measure will thwart 99% of people from getting on your connection. Those 1% ninja tech warriors are going to get into your machine if they want to, even if they break in and steal it.
this.

if you add WEP encryption, you'll keep 99+% of people out of your network.

the other 1 percent is typically thwarted by WPA2, and if that doesn't work, hide the SSID


buuuut, if you're already a target for reasons more than "i want to get on the intarwabz with neighbors wireless"
then there's not much you can really do with wireless
just keep the ssid hidden from the getgo and you can't lose


i just run a normal network with WPA2.

totally not worried about it.
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