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    To be perfectly honest, there is no way to secure wireless.
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    well yeah, as we speak a coworker and i are testing KisMAC and breaking WEP on our networks.

    The point of my reply was mac auth isn't going to do anything to keep someone off of your network. WEP does a little better job, SSID disabling kills it from MacStumbler, iStumbler, and NetStumbler lists. Kismit and KisMAC will still see them, but most people are running some form of *Stumbler program.

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    So what would you guys say is the best way to keep your network secure. I mean, if someone is working on a project to enhance his or her signal to be able to cover a 1/4 mile city block, you don't want it to be unsecured.

    What kinds of things would someone be able to do with access into your wifi signal cloud? Even with WEP security, MAC filtering, unbroadcasted and different SSID. Is there anyway to completely deny them access to the wireless access point?

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    Originally posted by SuperAJ
    So what would you guys say is the best way to keep your network secure. I mean, if someone is working on a project to enhance his or her signal to be able to cover a 1/4 mile city block, you don't want it to be unsecured.

    What kinds of things would someone be able to do with access into your wifi signal cloud? Even with WEP security, MAC filtering, unbroadcasted and different SSID. Is there anyway to completely deny them access to the wireless access point?
    I think THE best way is Hardware VPN...my 2 cents.
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    Like it has been stated, there is no physical way to make it secure.

    If someone really wants to they will access your network

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    That sucks. The risks outweigh the benefits. It's such a hassle redoing WEP Keys if you have several wireless PC's. Yarg.

    Maybe just repositioning the AP in my house will be enough for what I want to do. I don't want my whole community raping my bandwidth because of an antenna I put a lot of time and money into.

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    Im quite lucky in that most folks in my area are technology blind. I do periodically do an area sweep for other WAP's with netstumbler.
    Although not a security product, take a look at:
    http://www.blackalchemy.to/project/fakeap/
    I believe that I have seen it in action doing a scan in Oslo, when netstumbler's list shot up with something like 200 extra AP's for one small area
    I havent had a need to run it myself yet.

    If you want more security then you should look at running VPN connections between clients and the WAP. A lot of folks have an old PC running linux (router / fireware) directly connected to the WAP putting it on a different subnet as well.

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