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Old 10-15-2007, 08:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know or can anyone suggest what would be the best wifi security to use with the 8320 (wep, wpa, wpa2, etc)? I'm not concerned with an individual trying to hack my system...I'm more concerned with keeping my UMA up and running as that'll be the only way I can get service in area

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Old 10-15-2007, 08:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I been using WEP with TMO router and verizon westell modem as a bridge. No issues here..
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Use WPA-PSK, WEP can be broken easily, WPA is the latest standard.
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Use WPA-PSK, WEP can be broken easily, WPA is the latest standard.
I agree that WPA-PSK is the latest standard but I was answering the question on how to keep UMA working with security enabled. I answered based on what is working for me.. I cannot attest to if UMA is working with WPA-PSK, which I am sure is.
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I agree that WPA-PSK is the latest standard but I was answering the question on how to keep UMA working with security enabled. I answered based on what is working for me.. I cannot attest to if UMA is working with WPA-PSK, which I am sure is.
After about 10 days of very good UMA performance, I switched my routers to WPA and had a lot of problems with it losing the signal on both of them.

Went back to WEP on one router and it's back to solid.
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Use WPA-PSK, WEP can be broken easily, WPA is the latest standard.
A minor nuance - while WEP has been broken, it is not easily broken.
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Does anyone know or can anyone suggest what would be the best wifi security to use with the 8320 (wep, wpa, wpa2, etc)? I'm not concerned with an individual trying to hack my system...I'm more concerned with keeping my UMA up and running as that'll be the only way I can get service in area
Turn off all security (or if you must, use WEP) and instead go into your router and configure MAC restrictions so that only your gear can use it. You said you're not concerned about security so the best answer is to not use any, or use the minimal possible. The MAC restriction will work better for you as it has no device-specific ties.
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I use 128-bit WEP AND MAC filtering
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And use https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm to make sure you have a good password...

I am using a D-Link DIR-655 router with WPA2 security and am having no issues.

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While I'm not hugely concerned about the security of my network, I'm not looking to share my bandwidth with my neighbors....that's the main reason of adding a security measure...I will definitely take MAC address filtering into account - I've done it before and it proved useful...
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UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES DO NOT USE MAC FILTERING AS YOUR ONLY PROTECTION!


You do realyze your mac is sent in cleartext one every packet you send?!? Even windows based cracking tools can pick this up and be on your network in minutes...

WEP is broken fairly easily too, it doesn't even take much brains with the linux tools and cd distributions these days... WPA1 MINIMUM...
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UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES DO NOT USE MAC FILTERING AS YOUR ONLY PROTECTION!


You do realyze your mac is sent in cleartext one every packet you send?!? Even windows based cracking tools can pick this up and be on your network in minutes...

WEP is broken fairly easily too, it doesn't even take much brains with the linux tools and cd distributions these days... WPA1 MINIMUM...
I use MAC filtering and only MAC filtering. When you live in the middle of no where ... where you leave your front door unlocked during the day (whether or not you're at home or not) ... you don't so much as worry about people hacking and sniffing your home network.
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I agree...if you're living in a suburban area with a unlikely chance that theres an individual driving around (usually you know your neighbors and their cars) looking for your wifi to crack, then having WPA may be a bit of overkill. But if you live in an urban area (DC, NY, LA, etc) then I completely understand using WPA because of the density of people around you...
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128 bit WEP + MAC filtering is enough for home WiFi security.
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128 bit WEP + MAC filtering is enough for home WiFi security.
Where do you live :evil:

BTW: Mac filtering is not security.
Its not bad security, its just NOT security ;).
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:14 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I tried to connect to a router using WPA2, but when i tried to select the WPA2 security from the list, it wasnt listed, am i missing something on my blackberry? i'm using Curve 8320
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