Another possibility is to place the AP name and key in a cache that's
nearby... Sort of as a bonus....
From: Wayne Lind [mailto:wlind@...
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2004 11:06 PM
Subject: RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] OT: Wireless 802.11 LAN
setup/security and Mylar/Tinfoil Hat
Unfortunately, the two things you are trying to do contradict themselves
to a large degree. There are AP sniffers you can download and plug into
a laptop that will display any open APs that it finds. I don't know off
the top of my head what the Mac version would be, but I am sure there is
If you lock your AP and put it in stealth mode, it will be secure, but
then no one will see it. This means that the tinfoil clan won't find it.
To allow access to others, you either need to open the access point, a
security risk, or post the AP name and key on your page. Another
From: lowracer [mailto:lowracer@...
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 5:43 PM
Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] OT: Wireless 802.11 LAN setup/security
and Mylar/Tinfoil Hat
Setting up a wireless LAN for the first time. I have a job interview
next week with a local company that makes wireless LAN equipment so I
thought I'd at least go in having already set up one on my own, put some
personal experience with the buzzwords.
I have WPA-PSK security enabled all around, but how do I check to be
sure it is actually providing security and what else do I need to do to
secure my goodies? I don't want anyone surfing through my cable modem
and most importantly I don't want anyone getting access to my hard drive
data over the air. I see I have at least one neighbor using 802.11,
what do I need to worry about? FWIW, I'm using an Apple Airport Extreme
card in my iMac and a D-Link DI-624 wireless router.
Also back On Topic, how can I enable tinfoil-hat-wearing geocachers to
use 802.11 from my front yard to capture their webcam photos right from
their own laptops without having to call someone?
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