Secure wireless connection -- how do i connect iPod Touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by ataylor, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. ataylor macrumors member

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    I'm writing this in advance before I purchase my iPod Touch.

    I'm living with a relative right now, and in order for me to connect to his wireless network, he had to get onto his server administration and add the computer's (and/or the airport card's) MAC address to a list of approved numbers.

    Will I have to do this with my iPod Touch?

    If so, how do i determine the iPod Touch's MAC address?

    thanks,

    ataylor
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, you will need to enter its MAC address, just like any other computer.

    This thread details how to find the MAC address on an iPod touch.
     
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    yea, although you could just add security and not even have the list of MAC addresses. much easier IMO
     
  4. therealmrbob macrumors regular

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    wep and even wpa are actually pretty easily hacked with a few applications XD
    having mac address filtering+a good tight password for your router adds another level of security, that most people want.

    and yeah XD It took me forever to find it by myself (literally a few hours) to add it to my router =P
     
  5. Viremia macrumors regular

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    sorry, but MAC address filtering is worthless

    anyone with a few minutes time and wifi snooping software can get the MAC address of any and all devices connected to an AP and then clone one of the trusted addresses. and if they have the ability to crack WEP or WPA, they're more than able to snoop MAC addresses

    WPA, with a non-dictionary password is plenty effective and less intrusive than also including MAC address filtering or hiding the SSID
     
  6. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    umm excuse me but i use WPA2/PSK. try hacking that, i dare you.
     
  7. Viremia macrumors regular

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    if you use a password that's a word or words found in a dictionary or even a variant that uses numbers for certain letters (like 4 for A) then WPA2 can be hacked. it takes a while, but it CAN be hacked using brute force
     

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