[NBLUG/talk] WiFi revisited

Coy Thorp C.Thorp at mdl.com
Mon Jun 7 11:36:39 PDT 2004

I cannot answer question 1 & 2, but can answer question 3.

Your most secure Wireless implementation, of your choices, would be WPA w/
Radius.  Pre-shared keys are good, but radius requires a username and a
password.  It also depends on what level of WPA you are doing.  WEP
w/dynamic keys?  TKIP?  AES?  I recommend either TKIP or AES, as
man-in-the-middle attacks on WEP are highly successful, and not too
difficult to do.  One other level of authentication is to create certs for
your clients and your wireless devices (highly recommended).  You can do
this with a local cert server (openSSL works great), or you can pay out the
nose for an outside authority.  Your choice. :) 

-----Original Message-----
From: Lincoln Peters [mailto:sampln at sbcglobal.net] 
Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 11:20 AM
To: NBLUG mailing list
Subject: [NBLUG/talk] WiFi revisited

I'm setting up a wireless network, and having seen Jake's presentation on
wireless security, I plan to be *very* careful about security. 
However, I have a few questions:

1. Are the notes from Jake's WiFi presentation available on the website?  I
can't seem to find them.

2. I remember that there was a presentation on how to set up a wireless
network a while ago.  Unfortunately, my recollection of the presentation is
vague at best.  Are the notes from that presentation available on the
website either?  Or is all the information outdated by now?

3. My WiFi router supports the following security modes:
  a. WPA pre-shared key
  d. WEP
Which mode would offer the best security?

Depending on how this goes, I may or may not be back later with more

Lincoln Peters
<sampln at sbcglobal.net>

You will be successful in your work.

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