Hi someone on another forum told me to d/load inSSIDer to see if any of my channels were clashing with the neighbours, anyway i notice that my router and next doors and possibly others in the street are all showing there Mac address and SSID codes is their anyway to stop this and could people use that information.
Hi, thanks for the info, I will now use inSSIDer on my computer, itís a clever little programme. I see the MAC address is the MAC address of the router and vendor is the router manufacture name, it shows my router as 2Wire, Inc. The programme can still see your wireless router even without the SSID broadcast, clever!
I use WPA-TKIP with 63 random alpha-numeric characters long password for maximum wireless security.
For wireless security I use Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte advice from Security Now.
Bad WiFi Security
(WEP and MAC address filtering)
Leo and I answer some questions arising from last week's episode, then plow into a detailed discussion of the lack of security value of MAC address filtering, the futility of disabling SSID's for security, and the extremely poor security offered by the first-generation WEP encryption system.
podcast 11 http://aolradio.podcast.aol.com/sn/SN-011.mp3
podcast 13 http://aolradio.podcast.aol.com/sn/SN-013.mp3
20 Mbps. Sync 11864 kbps Downstream, 1189 kbps Upstream.
ADSL2+ wireless N 150 Router supplied by Orange
BT Business Hub 2Wire 2700HGV
v2 ADSL2+ Dual SSID wireless Router
Edited by E7er (Sat 10-Dec-11 12:26:35)