Setting up a wireless router

Discussion in 'macOS' started by djstarrock, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

    djstarrock

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    #1
    Hi, I just got a wireless router and I'm wanting to set up some security i.e. MAC address how would i do this I have a MacBook if that matters.
     
  2. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502

    ElectricSheep

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    MAC Address filtering is only psuedo-secure, and is trivial to defeat. The same goes with SSID hiding and WEP encryption.

    If you really want to be secure, use WPA (WPA2 if supported) encryption with a strong pre-shared key.
     
  3. compuwar macrumors 601

    compuwar

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    Set up WPA or WPA2 and use a pseudo-random key that's relatively long. If someone has the key, MAC address spoofing is the least of your worries and if they don't, then it won't matter :).
     

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