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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by stevegreen, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. stevegreen

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    Had my internet connection turned on today and just carried out the speed test at ADSLGuide.

    1628 mbps downstream :clap:

    It's a 2meg line so to get this kind of speed when i'm used to a 512 connection is amazing.

    All the wireless is set up, WEP encrypted, Happy Christmas!!!!

    he he he he :clap: :clap:
     
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    Happy Days : :smashin:
     
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    my computer at home is steam powered, its soooo slow. :(
     
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    this one I am using at the moment has a crank handel to get it going :rotfl:
     
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    All this punch tape gets me down.

    Upgrading to card input next week...PJ :)
     
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    Lucky sod, my line will only go up to 1MB.
     
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    Currently visiting the old dear, she has 28.8k dial-up, quite a difference from 2mb bband I am used to :eek:

    What isa the difference between all the different encryptions on wireless internet then? :eek: :confused:
     
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    I best not mention that I am on a 5Mbps/800kbps line then had I:devil:. And all for the princely sum of $40 CDN per month!!!
     
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    Ntl rolling out 10mb this year.
     
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    If you read it closely it says "up to 10Mb" and no mention of cost either! Don't forget Bulldog advertise an 8Mb(?) line and yet most areas only get as high as 2.
     
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    My 8meg/768k uncapped connection starts next week for the great price of £24.99 per month... cant complain
     
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    i love my BB connection - it even makes the forum fast ;) not sure i'd make that much use of 8 meg.

    Gary
     
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    Yea but ntl dont have conntention ratio's as high so u get what u have all the time.
     
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    WEP, WPA-PSK. WEP a detirmined teenager can crack fairly easily as it works on password strings, WPA a skilled hacker can do in about 30 minutes. Nothing is uncrackable, it's just that nothing at all is asking for trouble. Using WPA (if your Router/AP supports it) is advisable for the above reason.
     
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    I havn't gotten around to encrypting mine yet but have disabled the SSID broadcast (I know Netstumbler will find them anyway) and locked the router down to the relevant MAC addresses and disabled any further IP provisions. Both of which are fairly easy to crack by the knowledgable but will deter any passers by. :)
     
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    The WEP encryption on the Netgear router and wireless 'dongle' was extremely easy to set up so having a realtively secure network took about 10 minutes.

    If someone wants to log into my router now, they will need my password, which is not an easy thing to crack. Is there any worth in assigning MAC addresses too, which will again limit connections, or would this be overkill?
     
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    I'd definitely recommend assigning MAC addresses. Each wireless adaptor (or network adaptor for that matter) has a MAC address so by limiting these on the router, only your specified wireless adaptors can access the router. Similarly, limiting the IP addresses so that there aren't any free ones has a similar effect although both methods can be spoofed by a keen hacker. :)
     
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    Same here :(
     
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    Your in the midlands and you didnt tell me? I am hurt :( :(

    Planing to slip back to Devon quietly where you?

    Its ok I know when I am no longer loved goodbye cruel world :suicide:
     
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    Just so you know, WEP has recently become very easy to hack. Previously brute force was required to break it, more recently there are tools which can pick out the WEP code from the signal however. A recent demonstration with tools commonly availible on the internet took 3mins to break 128bit WEP with a completely secure key. http://www.tomsnetworking.com/Sections-article111.php

    WPA however still requires over an hour and quite a lot of data (more than normal data transmission), however it is possible to completely freeze a WPA connection such that nobody can use it. This requires a simple signal to be sent to the access point and that makes the wireless part of it reboot.

    Hiding the SSID does not increase wireless security at all to be completely honest.
    MAC address control can increase security quite a bit if combines with WPA (perhaps WEP) but on its own it does very little as it is so easy to close a MAC address.

    Ultimately any wireless encryption is crackable as overkill said. However, if at all possible always use WPA as it is now SOOO easy to break WEP. I could even do it in 10mins on my tiny PDA with its processing power!
     

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