wifi router security

needed advice on networking. i have bought a new d-link wifi router. is there any way i could prevent others in the neighbourhood from using my account? i assume that they can use. thanks

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roohbir
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On 24 Aug 2006 11:32:16 -0700, "roohbir" wrote in :

Use WPA security with a strong passphrase. (Nothing else needed.)

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John Navas

Many resources on the web. Ok here is some episodes from Steve Gibson's weekly SecurityNow:

Bad Wifi Security:

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Unbreakable WiFi Security:

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-aljuahni

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aljuhani

On 24 Aug 2006 11:55:23 -0700, "aljuhani" wrote in :

Known to security professionals as SecurityRubbish.

Gibson is a security-wannbe with no real training, background, or understanding.

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John Navas

Use diceware to generate your passphrase. Enable WPA-PSK in the router with that passphrase. Enable WPA-PSK in your computer with that passphrase. See wikis below for more information.

On 24 Aug 2006 13:02:04 -0700, "roohbir" wrote in :

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John Navas

Use WPA/CCMP/AES encryption with a random 63 character passphrase.

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johnny

On Sat, 26 Aug 2006 02:35:17 GMT, johnny wrote in :

Half that length is more than enough.

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John Navas

and you have to make sure that each device will support the encryption you choose.... my D-link router will only lists WPA personal or Enterprise

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DavidT

On Sat, 26 Aug 2006 12:35:49 -0400, "DavidT" wrote in :

That's everything short of WPA2.

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John Navas

which one the personal or the enterprise????? The spec sheet says will supporet WPA or WPA2 but that is not how it shows up in the configuration page.. Thanks

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DavidT
  1. Perform a hardware reset on the router, as described in the manual.

  1. Try a cabled connection to the router.

If those things don't work, it may need to be replaced.

On 27 Aug 2006 14:15:28 -0700, "roohbir" wrote in :

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John Navas

You need a RADIUS server for WPA/WPA2 Enterprise, which is hard to justify on a home or small office network. An alternative is Radiuz (private, not public), but I can't vouch for it.

WPA/WPA2 Personal is OK with a strong passphrase, although it should be changed from time to time, especially if you've shared it with a guest.

On Sun, 27 Aug 2006 13:29:21 -0400, "DavidT" wrote in :

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John Navas

Hmmm. Have you read the manual or CD came with the router?

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Tony Hwang

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