Tuesday, August 23, 2005

HOWTO: Secure your wireless network

Usually, WiFi vendors will provide browser-based interfaces to secure a wireless access point. However, sometimes those interfaces aren't the most intuitive so it helps to understand the issues and gain additional background. These are the best articles I've found:

Securing Your Wireless Network
Configuring Windows XP IEEE 802.11 Wireless Networks for the Home and Small Business

In summary, the most important steps to securing your wireless access point:
-Read vendor documentation throughly
-Use 128-bit encryption
-Change your SSID
-Update the access point firmware
-Enable the firewall (if built-in)

Happy hacking.

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