Chapter 11. Securing the Wireless Network


About Basic Network Security

About Firewalls

Configure Router Firewall Settings

Change Router Password

Back Up Router Configuration

Turn Off Server Set IDs (SSIDs) Broadcasts

About 802.11 Security Strategies

Configure Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) Security

Configure WiFi Protected Access (WPA) Security

About Network Interface MAC Addresses

Create a WiFi Network MAC Access List

Configure Remote Management

WiFi networks face two potential avenues of security breaches: the WiFi medium itself (radio signals) and the persistent Internet connection that results from the home network being connected to a DSL router or broadband modem. Protecting your wireless network requires that you secure the network medium and protect the internal private network from attack by someone outside the network, meaning someone who attacks the network over the Internet.

In this chapter, we take a look at how to secure a WiFi network using wireless security strategies that use encryption and security keys. We will also look at how your WiFi router also provides a firewall that helps to secure the network from outside attack.

Home Wireless Networking in a Snap
Home Wireless Networking in a Snap
ISBN: 0672327023
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2007
Pages: 158
Authors: Joe Habraken © 2008-2017.
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