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Setting up a wireless network, securly

Ok I know how get a computer to connect to a router, but I dont know what to do to make it secure. I am trying to setup a WPA-SPK Passphrase, but I don't want to make it easy for my network to get cracked. Can anyone help me out?

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http://tazforum.thetazzone.com/viewtopic.php?t=6543

http://tazforum.thetazzone.com/viewtopic.php?t=6578

Both links have some really solid information of securing your wireless network. I think the only thing they missed is to use a WPA key longer than 8 characters. I used a WPA keygen from here to gen a 63 character key and I copied that key into notepad and carry it on my thumb drive. You don't have to have something that outrageous, just something longer than 8 characters.
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you can also add mac address registration which helps slightly
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mach authentication helps more than slightly... the average bandwidth stealing sucker doesn't know how to spoof a mac.
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I wish my neighbors had better wireless gear. It drops a few times a night.
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leave then a note saying that you do computer work on the side, and if they need help setting up their wireless securely, you'd do it for free, for your neighbor, then move the router closer to you, and add your MAC.

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There is a guy in my neighborhood that set his SSID to TAXMAN. I guess he's hoping to secure his network by scaring people because that WEP encryption he's using can be ripped like toilet paper
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There is a guy in my neighborhood that set his SSID to TAXMAN. I guess he's hoping to secure his network by scaring people because that WEP encryption he's using can be ripped like toilet paper
My friend was talking about how he picked up this fast internet connection the other day. Well I just used the wizard built into the router, made some random numbers, a UPC off of a soda can and a 20 dollar bill. I named it "Notjimmy'sinternet"

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My friend was talking about how he picked up this fast internet connection the other day. Well I just used the wizard built into the router, made some random numbers, a UPC off of a soda can and a 20 dollar bill. I named it "Notjimmy'sinternet"
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