Am I stuck with WEP?


I've got a netgear g router that has all kinds of encryption options,
however, my kids computers have older d-link wireless b cards that, from
what I remember, only allow WEP/128.
I looked for new cards on a couple of sites, but anything fairly
inexpensive seems to only offer the same. WEP/128.
I don't want to spend a ton on new wireless cards for their pc's, but I
feel that WEP isn't worth a crap.
Any suggestions??
-Bob
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Nick Beef
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What would I do without usenet??
-Bob
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Nick Beef
I ran into a similar thing when I got a PDA (iPAQ), and a DVR (Toshiba on my network).. Both supposedly did WEP, worked most of the time (but not always), I just went with authorized mac addresses and dumped the wep altogether. Sure MAC's can be cloned, but wep's/wpa's etc can be hacked. I went for simplicity and a middle of the road way.
Adding a table of authorized mac addresses, is pretty simple, and works with all sorts of devices.
Reply to
Peter Pan
Gads.. not even you stupid dickhead....
Reply to
Peter Pan
It is possible that your cards could handle WPA-TKIP with a software upgrade. Check for latest software on the D-link site.
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Jerry Park
I upgraded to WPA with a $60 Linksys WRT54G. Simple to set up and just works.
> > > >Peter Pan wrote: > > > >> > >> Adding a table of authorized mac addresses, is pretty simple, and works > >> with all sorts of devices. > > > >... somewhat like hanging a spare housekey on the outside doorknob. > > No, more like hanging a spare housekey inside the house, where it can > be seen from outside. Anyone who breaks the glass can grab it, but you > do need to have the energy to do so. > -- > Mark McIntyre > CLC FAQ > CLC readme: > >
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Jack Sandweiss
.... somewhat like hanging a spare housekey on the outside doorknob.
Reply to
Roby
ummmm, no wep.........
Reply to
A Supporter
CompUSA has some different $9.99 cards every week. You might check if these do WPA.
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dold
No, more like hanging a spare housekey inside the house, where it can be seen from outside. Anyone who breaks the glass can grab it, but you do need to have the energy to do so.
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Mark McIntyre
Which brings us back to the original question....
I guess I need to find some expensive wireless pci cards that support WPA...
-Bob
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Nick Beef
Roby schrieb:
As long a you use non-trivial passwords in PSK (i.e password) mode, no serious attacks against WPA are known. So, unless you have a complex threat secnario which calls for more but link layer (air signal) encryption anyway, WPA is acceptable.
Michael
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Michael Schmidt
Peter Pan schrieb:
As long a you use non-trivial passwords in WPA PSK (i.e password) mode, no serious attacks against WPA are known. So, unless you have a complex threat secnario which calls for more but link layer encryption for the air signal anyway, WPA is acceptable.
Michael
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Michael Schmidt
There are many that support wpa, however, I did the wpa thing, and then got the PDA that didn't support wep or wpa, and then a few months later the DVR (does home networking, but also doesn't support wpa, just wep).. Had a choice of going back to wep or nothing, and settled for authorized mac addresses. Point is, consider what you may want to add in the future.. No sense buying cards that do WPA if you will get something in a few months that doesn't.
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Peter Pan
Belkin F5D7001 might fit the bill.
Best regards
Tony
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Tony Yarwood
Another possibility is to set up two WiFi nets -- a secure one using WPA and an insecure one using WEP. Put the stuff you care about on the secure network. WiFi routers are cheap enough these days (I've seen them as low as $40 after rebate).
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Roy Smith
A few Netgear G for $29.99 after rebate. Netgear B for $9.99
Netgear WGB511 802.11g Wireless Networking Kit $84.99 - $35 = 49.99 WGR614v4 Router and WG511 PCMCIA card that I have.
This setup works with WindowsXP-SP2 and WPA. I did have to upgrade the drivers for the WG511 card, but that was simple enough.
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dold
HOW is that done?
My tiny manual on DLink is not addressing security settings at all.
I am also using WinXP.
Reply to
Ritter197
What is WPA and how do I access it on a D Link router and D Link card. Both the latest on the market.
>I upgraded to WPA with a $60 Linksys WRT54G. Simple to set up and just > works. >
>> >> >> >Peter Pan wrote: >> > >> >> >> >> Adding a table of authorized mac addresses, is pretty simple, and >> >> works >> >> with all sorts of devices. >> > >> >... somewhat like hanging a spare housekey on the outside doorknob. >> >> No, more like hanging a spare housekey inside the house, where it can >> be seen from outside. Anyone who breaks the glass can grab it, but you >> do need to have the energy to do so. >> -- >> Mark McIntyre >> CLC FAQ >> CLC readme: >> >>
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Ritter197
Michael, how do I enable that? I have D LinkAirPlus Extreme G 650 card and DI 624 Router with windows XP.
Schoenen Gruss aus USA
Ritter Karolus
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Ritter197

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