wireless and/or routing question

Waitman Gobble gobble.wa at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 16:34:07 UTC 2012

On Jan 13, 2012 7:19 AM, "Matthias Apitz" <guru at unixarea.de> wrote:
> El día Friday, January 13, 2012 a las 07:03:11AM -0800, Waitman Gobble
> > 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
> > 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
> --
> Matthias Apitz
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> UNIX since V7 on PDP-11, UNIX on mainframe since ESER 1055 (IBM /370)
> UNIX on x86 since SVR4.2 UnixWare 2.1.2, FreeBSD since 2.2.5

thanks, going to try WPA this weekend.

My apartment is not so convenient for drive-by scanners (cant think of the
proper term at the moment) but i do have at least one neighbor who appears
potentially suspect.. like he might try to hack my ap for fun.


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