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 01/10/2007 02:26 PM
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Jakepp
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Hi,

I am trying to secure my wireless connection since I've had problems before.

1-I am using WPA personal, can I change the IP from the default? I assume it makes it safer, right?

2-Is there a way to know who is connected to my network/wireless connection?

3- What is all this? Please explain what am I looking at.
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Originally posted by: Unknown [INFO] Wed Jan 10 09:12:22 2007 Previous message repeated 1 time
[INFO] Wed Jan 10 09:09:35 2007 Blocked incoming TCP connection request from 220.224.197.178:2304 to 68.205.119.60:5900
[INFO] Wed Jan 10 09:09:35 2007 Previous message repeated 2 times
[INFO] Wed Jan 10 09:09:11 2007 Blocked incoming TCP connection request from 63.175.226.140:2864 to 68.205.119.60:44665
[INFO] Wed Jan 10 09:09:11 2007 Previous message repeated 1 time
[INFO] Wed Jan 10 09:08:31 2007 Blocked incoming TCP connection request from 60.177.81.249:4478 to 68.205.119.60:7537
[INFO] Wed Jan 10 09:08:28 2007 Blocked incoming UDP packet from 60.177.81.249:64930 to 68.205.119.60:7537
[INFO] Wed Jan 10 09:08:28 2007 Blocked incoming TCP connection request from 60.177.81.249:4478 to 68.205.119.60:7537
[INFO] Wed Jan 10 09:08:00 2007 Blocked incoming UDP packet from 216.93.159.164:11649 to 68.205.119.60:1026
[INFO] Wed Jan 10 09:07:49 2007 Blocked incoming UDP packet from 221.12.113.246:59927 to 68.205.119.60:1026
[INFO] Wed Jan 10 09:07:49 2007 Blocked incoming UDP packet from 221.12.113.246:59929 to 68.205.119.60:1027
[INFO] Wed Jan 10 09:06:59 2007 Blocked incoming UDP packet from 65.179.72.161:5218 to 68.205.119.60:1026
[INFO] Wed Jan 10 09:04:54 2007 Blocked incoming UDP packet from 218.27.194.67:36566 to 68.205.119.60:1027
[INFO] Wed Jan 10 09:04:54 2007 Blocked incoming UDP packet from 218.27.194.67:36566 to 68.205.119.60:1026
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Originally posted by: Unknown [INFO] Wed Jan 10 13:43:08 2007 Blocked incoming ICMP packet (ICMP type 8) from 62.21.91.1 to 68.205.119.60
[INFO] Wed Jan 10 13:42:23 2007 Blocked outgoing TCP packet from 192.168.0.101:1819 to 207.68.178.61:80 as FIN:ACK received but there is no active connection
[INFO] Wed Jan 10 13:41:46 2007 Blocked incoming TCP connection request from 200.112.63.31:1804 to 68.205.119.60:44665
[INFO] Wed Jan 10 13:41:43 2007 Blocked outgoing TCP packet from 192.168.0.101:1819 to 207.68.178.61:80 as FIN:ACK received but there is no active connection
[INFO] Wed Jan 10 13:41:43 2007 Blocked incoming TCP connection request from 200.112.63.31:1804 to 68.205.119.60:44665
[INFO] Wed Jan 10 13:41:43 2007 Previous message repeated 1 time
[INFO] Wed Jan 10 13:41:13 2007 Blocked outgoing TCP packet from 192.168.0.101:1819 to 207.68.178.61:80 as FIN:ACK received but there is no active connection
[INFO] Wed Jan 10 13:41:08 2007 Blocked incoming UDP packet from 218.10.137.130:34668 to 68.205.119.60:1026
[INFO] Wed Jan 10 13:41:08 2007 Blocked outgoing TCP packet from 192.168.0.101:1819 to 207.68.178.61:80 as FIN:ACK




4- What type of Cypher Type should I set it at? Tkip, AES or both?

5- Should I enable the Enable MAC Address Filter?

6- The firewall is set to Enable SPI. Should I enable DMZ?

7- This are the advanced wireless settings:
Advanced Wireless Settings

Fragmentation Threshold : (256..65535)
RTS Threshold : (1..65535)
Beacon Period : (20..1000)
DTIM Interval : (1..255)
802.11d Enable :
Transmit Power :
WDS Enable :
WDS AP MAC Address : 1:
2:
3:
4:
5:
6:
(Leave blank to disable WDS for that slot)


Thank you for the help!

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 01/18/2007 12:49 AM
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bvchurch
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quote:

Originally posted by: Jakepp
I am trying to secure my wireless connection since I've had problems before.

1-I am using WPA personal, can I change the IP from the default? I assume it makes it safer, right?

2-Is there a way to know who is connected to my network/wireless connection?

3- What is all this? Please explain what am I looking at.
4- What type of Cypher Type should I set it at? Tkip, AES or both?

5- Should I enable the Enable MAC Address Filter?

6- The firewall is set to Enable SPI. Should I enable DMZ?


1- I am thinking you are talking about changing the i.p. upon which you would log onto the admin screen. To answer the question, maybe. I do not believe my Netgear MR814NA can, however I believe my Motorola WR850G can. You are going to use a 192.168.XXX.XXX address, but in reality, I would say let it be. If you are extremely worried use a different password than the default "password", "admin" or etc.

2- Yes, most routers offer a screen that shows what/who is connected. Just a quick background, at my house there is a family router which has wireless disabled, this is the Netgear MR814NA, and for myself, and only for a wireless network, I use a Motorola WR850G. On this one, if I recall correctly (currently away from that location), I can see the mac, the name of the computer and the ip it is using.

3- It looks like a log of your firewall blocking things.

4- I have used TKIP and still use it today.

5- The MAC address filter is nice, and I have used it in the past, but don't recall if it is still on, but the way it works is it checks the mac address and if it is not an approved list it will not allow the network card to connect, therefore the person can not gain access.

6- I don't recall.

7- Nothing to really say.


Now just to throw in my advice to this, I would use WPA2 Personal TKIP, and a MAC filter and you should be set.
 01/19/2007 04:34 PM
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quote:

Originally posted by: bvchurch
1- I am thinking you are talking about changing the i.p. upon which you would log onto the admin screen. To answer the question, maybe. I do not believe my Netgear MR814NA can, however I believe my Motorola WR850G can. You are going to use a 192.168.XXX.XXX address, but in reality, I would say let it be. If you are extremely worried use a different password than the default "password", "admin" or etc.

2- Yes, most routers offer a screen that shows what/who is connected. Just a quick background, at my house there is a family router which has wireless disabled, this is the Netgear MR814NA, and for myself, and only for a wireless network, I use a Motorola WR850G. On this one, if I recall correctly (currently away from that location), I can see the mac, the name of the computer and the ip it is using.

3- It looks like a log of your firewall blocking things.

4- I have used TKIP and still use it today.

5- The MAC address filter is nice, and I have used it in the past, but don't recall if it is still on, but the way it works is it checks the mac address and if it is not an approved list it will not allow the network card to connect, therefore the person can not gain access.

6- I don't recall.

7- Nothing to really say.
Now just to throw in my advice to this, I would use WPA2 Personal TKIP, and a MAC filter and you should be set.



Outgoing blocks could be sign of Trojan Horse activity.

Incoming blocks are computers trying to access your computer or relay.

68.205.119.60
Name: 60.119.205.68.cfl.res.rr.com

Someone trying to hack you.

Make sure you change your channel, WEP key, NAT IP Address from defaults.

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 01/19/2007 04:34 PM
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vsingh
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I wouldn't use WPA2 because I'm not sure if ur wireless card supports it.
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