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Old 11-20-2009, 05:01 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Xringer View Post
WEP might not even be needed in this neighborhood. My stock antenna is located in
such a shielded location, it's just about invisible in all directions but one.
My buddy picks it up weakly with his laptop, but it's slow unless he comes outdoors.
A hacker would need to park at the end of my front sidewalk, unless he used a 12' dish.

Maybe I could get away just using a MAC filter??
MAC filtering and SSID hiding are also ineffective against a hacker, although they work against neighboring PCs that "accidentally" grab your signal (Windows is famous for this.)

If you can't get a signal outside of your property line, then turn off WEP and fuhgeddaboutit.

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