wireless and/or routing question

Matthias Apitz guru at unixarea.de
Fri Jan 13 15:19:57 UTC 2012

El día Friday, January 13, 2012 a las 07:03:11AM -0800, Waitman Gobble escribió:

> Hi,
> Thanks. I've always heard countless rumors about WPA being wise :) I'll
> take your advice and take a step up in technology. My "stubborn
> conservatism" probably roots back to the time when not all devices could do
> WPA, or at least I had crazy trouble getting things to work. But this
> learned attitude was probably around 2000, which was like a million years
> ago with dinosaurs and stuff. Time for me to finally get with it.
> ...

Concerning WEP ./. WPA: From the technical point it is clear, WPA is
more secure; but there are other aspects as well; we have had in Germany
cases where the WAN IP of the AP appeared as source addr of some kind of
crime (access to child porn or whatever) and the AP owner said: I'm
using WEP, it was not me, and someone highjacked my AP ... and he/she
went home as free person;

Matthias Apitz
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