[MLB-WIRELESS] Somewhat off-topic - help getting WinXPwirelessWPA 2 and networking working.

Jason Clarke melbwireless at clarkey.id.au
Sun Jul 30 11:25:01 EST 2006

Wireless traffic is broadcast, so anyone in range will see the traffic if 
they put their network card in promiscious (speeling aside) mode. Ethereal 
will even show you the SSID in plain text from memory.

If the traffic is encrytped, that SSID isn't in plain text.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shibby" <shibby at internode.on.net>
To: "'Tony Langdon, VK3JED'" <vk3jed at optushome.com.au>; "'gabrielle harrison 
and Paul van den Bergen'" <gabpaul at melbpc.org.au>; "'Melbourne Wireless'" 
<melbwireless at melbournewireless.org.au>
Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2006 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: [MLB-WIRELESS] Somewhat off-topic - help getting 
WinXPwirelessWPA 2 and networking working.

> So if you set the AP to not broadcast the SSID and have Mac Address
> Filtering how is a "hacker" meant to know there is even a AP there?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tony Langdon, VK3JED [mailto:vk3jed at optushome.com.au]
> Sent: Sunday, 30 July 2006 9:32 AM
> To: Shibby; 'gabrielle harrison and Paul van den Bergen'; 'Melbourne
> Wireless'
> Subject: Re: [MLB-WIRELESS] Somewhat off-topic - help getting WinXP
> wirelessWPA 2 and networking working.
> At 11:48 PM 7/29/2006, Shibby wrote:
>>Can you connect with no encryption turned on?
>>If yes....Maybe use Mac Address filtering instead of WPA?
> One would hardly call that security.  In fact, it's high on the list
> of "Claytons security measures".
> MAC addresses can be spoofed, and the traffic is still sent in the
> clear.  Best to fix the underlying problem.  Make sure all drivers
> are up to date, and the firmware on all wireless devices as
> well.  Updates often fix issues like this.
> 73 de VK3JED
> http://vkradio.com
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