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wireless routers...

Does it make a difference in range if the router is mounted higher than lower? I mean if I put it on the top shelf vs. on the floor, will I notice?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 08:47 AM
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Does it make a difference in range if the router is mounted higher than lower? I mean if I put it on the top shelf vs. on the floor, will I notice?
The only way I know that it would make a difference if there are more objects lower than higher that might interfere with reception etc. I just keep mine up high because i figure less chance of things getting in the way.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 09:18 AM
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Its a radio signal so it is susceptible to all of the normal things that degrade signal quality such as, solid objects. I would suggest a central location with minimal walls or other objects between the router and the desination computer(s).
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 02:44 PM
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Just to add: be sure to setup your wireless security, it only takes 10min to set WPA security settings and you can go the extra mile of allocating access to specific mac addresses.

At my house i have access to my router which is secured and two other open wireless points from my neighbors.

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 03:59 PM
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yeah, you don't want anyone stealing your porn access!!!!

who gives a shit about wireless security in a neighborhood? really?
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-13-2006, 08:41 AM
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who gives a shit about wireless security in a neighborhood? really?
Don't be a fucking idiot, Matt. You will be held responsible for someone hijacking your connection to preform hacking attempts on foriegn hosts.

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-13-2006, 10:23 AM
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Just to add: be sure to setup your wireless security, it only takes 10min to set WPA security settings and you can go the extra mile of allocating access to specific mac addresses.

At my house i have access to my router which is secured and two other open wireless points from my neighbors.
And another 30 minutes to crack it...

http://docs.lucidinteractive.ca/inde...eless_Networks

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And another 30 minutes to crack it...
http://docs.lucidinteractive.ca/inde...eless_Networks
Yes and no. It all depends on the amount of information that you're sending out. If someone really wanted to access your home wifi, it would just take time, but if someone is out wardriving and they see your 'closed' WAP vs. your neighboors open WAP, who do you think they are going to fuck with. I would consider WEP a deterrent vs being security.

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-13-2006, 06:06 PM
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To actually answer your question, it really doesn't matter. Putting it up on a top shelf actually increases the distance between the AP and your computer in most cases. The only reason I would do this is if the computer was on the second floor or if that's just where I wanted it. We are only talking about a few inches different.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-14-2006, 11:19 AM
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And another 30 minutes to crack it...

http://docs.lucidinteractive.ca/inde...eless_Networks

i dont use wep or wpa but i use mac address assignment so only my registered mac addresses are accepted. is there a crack for that?
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mac address spoofing
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-14-2006, 11:31 AM
 
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My router shuts off wireless access after 3 failed attempts. And it's does shut it off sometimes. <--- lives in a neighborhood.
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