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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-24-2005, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
BSB > WSBK > MotoGP
 
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Free Internet connection at home

I brought my new laptop home today and found a bunch of WiFi networks from my living room. One of my less-than-savvy neighbors is currently connecting me for this post. LOL Broadcast SSID, no security at all, and the router still has the default password. I could seriously hose up that connection for them if I was a dick.

This is why my WiFi network at work has a non-descript, unbroadcast SSID with a complex WPA passphrase and MAC address reservation.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-25-2005, 12:14 AM
freaking newbies, man there slow, ha ha ha
 
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It's definitely a nice way to save some money even for those neighbors that are on secure wireless if you know what you're doing.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-25-2005, 09:18 AM
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yup, i see that everywhere. I don't particularly like WAP. But no broadcast of SSID and MAC limitation, and it's a done deal.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-25-2005, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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Although WEP is pretty easily hackable, given the correct equipment and some patience, why bother when the next neighbor has a completely open network?

WPA is much more secure...at the moment. I might do some war-driving around my neighborhood this weekend; maybe make a few extra bucks selling my 'services' to people that need help setting up security.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-25-2005, 10:07 AM
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you can't beat security of MAC limiting...
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One of my neighbors actually left his wireless open on purpose, and I've been using that to connect off and on for the past few months. Not a bad deal, when it's not getting congested.

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-25-2005, 05:49 PM
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WEP. Then you have the people who make their key 1111111111
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WEP. Then you have the people who make their key 1111111111
DAMN! who told you my key! Its okay i like the number2 anyway.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-25-2005, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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you can't beat security of MAC limiting...
MAC addresses can easily be spoofed....

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