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RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] OT: Wireless 802.11 LAN setup/security and Mylar/Tinfoil Hat

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  • dragnfyr
    Another possibility is to place the AP name and key in a cache that s nearby... Sort of as a bonus.... Drag ... From: Wayne Lind [mailto:wlind@austin.rr.com]
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 28, 2004
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      Another possibility is to place the AP name and key in a cache that's
      nearby... Sort of as a bonus....

      Drag



      -----Original Message-----
      From: Wayne Lind [mailto:wlind@...]
      Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2004 11:06 PM
      To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
      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
      one.

      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
      security risk.

      Sorry dude.

      -----Original Message-----
      From: lowracer [mailto:lowracer@...]
      Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 5:43 PM
      To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
      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?

      Thanks,
      -mark.





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