How safe is my wireless connection

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jimbobyorks, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. jimbobyorks macrumors newbie

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    Am a bit of a dummy when it comes to networking but got myself a speedtouch wireless router which my G5 iMac found straight away as has built in airport. My question is will this network be safe and fi not how do I go about making sure only i can access it with my imac and ipod touch as have been sat downstairs and the router has been flashing away and my computer has just been sat in sleep mode, is this normal?

    Any help really appreciated as had a look on the web and came up with very little for what I was after and always been a great help on this forum!


    Taanks in advance

    Jimbobyorks :):):):)
     
  2. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Set it up with WPA if you can. If not use Wep
     
  3. jimbobyorks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how do you go about doing that then, like I said am crap at network side of things!

    Cheers
     
  4. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    Read the instruction manual that came with your router. If you don't have it, look up how to set a secure wireless network on google or go to the web site of the manufacturer of your router.
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Hey, can someone give me a rough idea of how long it would take a computer (or supercomputing node) to break MY security?

    It's WPA2 Enterprise and the password is forty characters long, all letters, some spaces.

    Seriously, NO ONE is getting past that. :cool:
     
  6. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    I'm pretty sure that no one to date has yet hacked a WPA wireless network.
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Well, then. I'm set for the next decade and a half! At least until quantum computing becomes a reality and WPA becomes hackable within 15 minutes. :D
     
  8. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    I'm pretty sure that at our current rate of technological advancement, it will take more than 15 years for quantum computing to come into play.
     
  9. JNB macrumors 604

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    Took me twelve minutes. You have a lousy porn collection, and nothing in your bank accounts worth the effort.

    Oh, and you have WAY too much Celine Dion in your iTunes library! :eek::p
     
  10. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a

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    LOL! :D
     
  11. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    TANJ IN TORMENT! My identity's been stolen before I even had one! And it's pronounced "Barenaked Ladies", not "Celine Dion". ;)
     
  12. mpw Guest

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    Surely there must be odds that a computer, or human, could simply guess it right first time?

    I guessed a locked WiFi signal in the pub a couple of weeks back first time while playing with a friends TouchPod:cool:... albeit only 5 characters long, but I didn't know that either.
     

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