encryption?

Discussion in 'Network Routers' started by Sylvia M, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. Sylvia M

    Sylvia M Guest

    Hi, I'm new here . Got a tablet and knew I had WiFi.
    I was hoping that I wouldn't have to download an update, and happily
    read here,
    and figured how to have router 'see' it, simply by restarting the
    computer ;-)

    As I was reading back posts, I came upon the term "encryption".
    It seemed to relate to neighbors being seen on routers?
    Mine is a Linksys Wireless-C Broadband with 4 point switch: Model
    #WRT54GS Y7
    I see several others, probably neighbors , wit identifying account names
    but mine has a stronger signal.
    Is there something I can do to block them from being on my router? Is
    that what 'encrypt' means?
    I can't recall that being offered as an option, please advise how to do
    it.
    (I have had my password for a long time, it's 'tricky' and I'd rather
    not change it.)

    T.I.A.

    Sylvia
     
    Sylvia M, Jul 22, 2014
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  2. Sylvia M

    Rambo Guest

    Sylvia M wrote, On 22/07/2014 10:00:
    Just position your wifi access to the mac adress of only your devices.
    In addition ...

    Shared-key WPA and WPA2 remain vulnerable to password cracking
    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Password_cracking> attacks if users rely
    on a weak password or passphrase
    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Password_strength>. To protect against a
    brute force attack <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brute_force_attack>, a
    truly random passphrase
    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Random_password_generator> of 20
    characters (selected from the set of 95 permitted characters) is
    probably sufficient.^[12]
    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_Protected_Access#cite_note-12> Brute
    forcing of simple passwords can be attempted using the Aircrack Suite
    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircrack-ng> starting from the four-way
    authentication handshake exchanged during association or periodic
    re-authentication.

    My password is like this sentence:

    "I told you that may password is $§£-héhé-=(]-find it"

    Yes i know "may" instead of "my" :)
     
    Rambo, Jul 22, 2014
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