I have 2 questions.
- How can I configure access point and wireless NIC card in an apartment building?
- If I enable WPA, disable SSID broadcast, filter MAC address and disable DHCP, is it secure enough for a home?
Here is the scenario I am in:
I live in an apartment building and the last time I checked, using netstumbler, there were 7 SSIDs in my neighborhood and I was't warwalking. All those SSIDs already covered channel 1, 6 and 11 so I cannot have my own free channel. I have a 2.4G cordless phone that is set to channel
- or 3 times a day, my wireless NICs lost visibility of my AP even when I was not using my phone nor my microwave. When connectivity is good, both signal strength and link quality are
I've tried following harware. AP : Cisco 350, Netgear, Belkin, Linksys, SMC NICs : Cisco 350 PCMCIA, Netgear PCMCIA/USB, Belkin PCMCIA/USB, Linksys PCMCIA