[oclug] The Feds can own your WLAN too
wisq-oclug at wisq.net
Tue Apr 5 12:06:13 EDT 2005
On Mon, Apr 04, 2005 at 11:38:16PM -0400, Robert Brockway wrote:
> > Right. Personally, with WEP now completely useless instead of
> > just mostly useless, I'm considering just turning it off
> > completely and seeing if I get a performance boost on my
> > wireless VPN.
> If you can't use WPA I suggest leaving WEP on. It will at least
> keep out the clueless. Even locking your front door prevents a lot
> of opportunisitic crime.
Well, if WPA doesn't decrease speed or reliability, I may try that.
Otherwise, the plain lack of a DHCP server should be enough to suggest
it's not a public network. :)
I trust my VPN software. I know that multiple layers are better than
one, but at this point, WEP is doing absolutely nothing except to
visibly flag my network as 'intended to be private' and keep people
from accidentally associating.
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