#1  
Old 20-October-2006, 10:58
deadbysunrise
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Wireless Encryption help!

Hi all!

I'm hoping someone here can help me with a problem I'm having trying to encrypt my wireless network.

I currently have it running unencrypted with no problems at all. In case you need to know to help me, I have changed the SSID to something random and broadcasting of this name is disabled. I have changed the default admin passwords, and I have also set it up so to only permit connection with MAC codes allowing only the two computers here to connect. Also, just so you know, I am using a Linksys WAG354G and linksys wireless network cards. My ISP is Orange/Wanadoo/freeserve.

The problem I'm having is trying to encrypt using (preferably) WPA or WEP. As soon as I enable security using either of these I can connect at all. I have tried using the Windows wireless connection windows to set this up an accurately copied the same encryption key to both computers and the router settings.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can sort this out?

While I'm on the subject, it sometimes takes 10 mins for one of my computers to connect even though the wireless connection utility I have seems to see the signal quickly. Is it purely a distance from the router issue?

If you need any other settings or information please ask as I am completely baffled by this although I suspect I'm missing something simple!

Cheers!

Dan
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 20-October-2006, 11:36
centaur's Avatar
centaur centaur is offline
Optimistic Curmudgeon
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Sunny sarf devon
Posts: 1,721
Default Re: Wireless Encryption help!

Normally, you need to encrypt the Router and re-boot it for the encryption to take effect. Sometimes, the computers need to be rebooted before they seek the encryption password.
__________________
If you can keep your head when those around are losing theirs, maybe you just don't understand the situation.........
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 20-October-2006, 12:54
Zer02004
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Wireless Encryption help!

Don't hide SSID - Simply change it as you have done.
Don't bother locking MAC access for a home setup, just use WPA-PSK with TKIP encryption instead.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 20-October-2006, 16:49
deadbysunrise
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Wireless Encryption help!

Thanks. I will try both suggestions when I get home from work. I didnt think enabling SSID would make any difference since most websites say it it best to hide. I have not tried to use WPA without using the MAC access.. so I will try that.

Normally, you need to encrypt the Router and re-boot it for the encryption to take effect. Sometimes, the computers need to be rebooted before they seek the encryption password.
Originally Posted by centaur View Post
Does turning the router off at the mains and letting it power back up count as a genuine reboot? There are options to reboot in the control panel, but once I enable the WPA I cannot access it to do a controled restart.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 20-October-2006, 19:06
thumpert
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Wireless Encryption help!

Hi deadly,

Have you tried setting up your router using a wired ethernet connection from one of your laptops. Its not normally a good idea to change encryption etc over a wireless link.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 21-October-2006, 19:32
deadbysunrise
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Wireless Encryption help!

I haven;t been able to connect to the route using a wired connection. The new computer is not near a phone line and the old one doesn;t have an ethernet port.

Anyway, today I tried setting up a network where I SSID broadcast is enabled and permitting only certain computers with MAC codes is now disabled .... and the result is it works! WPA is now activated and I now have a secured encrypted network.

So result! But why do so many websites suggest that ssid broadcast is disabled and MAC codes are used when I can't, and other people tell me not too anyway?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 21-October-2006, 20:14
Zer02004
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Wireless Encryption help!

You can hide your SSID as much as you like and all it will do is cause grief for you. Anyone who is determined to gain access to your network will know your SSID within seconds and have a spoofed MAC address within minutes.
I've not heard of anyone cracking a sensibly encrypted WPA system yet.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 23-October-2006, 22:28
StuC's Avatar
StuC StuC is offline
Life in the Farce Lane
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Somerset
Posts: 925
Default Re: Wireless Encryption help!

http://mini-itx.com/99412893

"By focusing all 8 WLAN cards onto an access point and using a combination of common Linux tools, the Janus Project can crack a WEP key in under 5 minutes. WPA and WPA2 encryption aren't far behind"

But I know most people wont be running that level of atack at most home networks (thankfully)
__________________
If I knew what i was talking about I would be too busy to post.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 14-November-2006, 16:01
cassie
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Wireless Encryption help!

please can someone tell me how to crack the wep code for my own wanadoo/orange wireless internet? i don't see why i should have to pay nigh on £40 to purchase a code for a box in my own house. thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 21-November-2006, 04:09
highlandcoo
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Wireless Encryption help!

please can someone tell me how to crack the wep code for my own wanadoo/orange wireless internet? i don't see why i should have to pay nigh on £40 to purchase a code for a box in my own house. thanks.
Originally Posted by cassie View Post
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NetStumbler

http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...&search=Search
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cards, computer, connection, crack, hack, home, internet, isp, key, line, make, network, new computer, orange, phone, port, router, security, settings, tools, windows, wireless

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wireless router intermittently loses connection DerekE Broadband Internet Access 29 29-April-2008 23:18
Belkin Wireless Router - No Internet pilot1234 Broadband Internet Access 49 03-July-2007 21:10
Wireless lamp posts take over world! gem News 2 15-January-2004 21:41
BT wireless LAN is go silver News 0 25-June-2002 17:44
Sputnik: Open Source wireless public network silver News 0 08-March-2002 23:31


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 18:02.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©1999-2014 The Scream!