[Wolves] More Wireless stuff

Peter Cannon peter at cannon-linux.freeserve.co.uk
Thu May 27 17:25:15 BST 2004

I'm going home in another 5 mins so will be shutting down soon.

Thought this may be useful to you it is a bit disjointed as I have cut it from 
a mail sent to me.

>I have been using the linksys WRT54G router.  Has worked well.  Used the
>linksys WPC54G card on the laptop but Windows started having problems
>with that one so I picked up the D-Link DWL-G650.  
>Was able to do some testing on another laptop and found that the D-Link
>had better reception than the linksys card.  
>When you do get one make sure to secure it.  At the office we can
>connect and use at least two other access points and we occasionally see
>a third.  One is across the street from us and the other one is
>upstairs.  Not sure where the third one is located.  They have left them
>wide open.  Confused us at first when we were having problems getting a
>connection setup to the node we were playing with.  We had a connection
>but the signal strength was very low, we were sitting right next to it
>and should have had a full strength signal.  Then we realized we had
>actually connected to someone else's wireless node.  :)
>So disable SSID broadcast, lock down your cards mac address, and enable
>WEP.  All of this can be hacked but it takes lots of time and effort and
>most people won't bother.




Peter Cannon

peter at cannon-linux.freeserve.co.uk

"And when Alexander saw the breadth of his domain
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