I have no security enabled on my wireless network, but SSID broadcast is turned off. Is this just kind of insecure, or all types of insecure?
made me think of my similar but slightly different situation. For some reason I can't get all the laptops in my apartment to connect to my wireless network when using WPA or WPA2 encryption -- my older PowerBook connects fine, but the newer MacBook keeps getting "There was an error joining this network..." messages.
So, being lazy, I just turned off the security entirely and then made the network invisible by turning off SSID broadcast. Now any computer can connect to it, provided, of course, that the user knows the "secret" name of the network. I did this in lieu of MAC filtering because I wanted to be able to have friends who come over be able to quickly connect without any mucking around with the MAC whitelist.
Am I totally fooling myself that this is more-or-less secure? Can Mr. Blackhat still "see" my wireless network even without and SSID broadcast?
Oh, and if anyone's had similar problems getting a MacBook to connect to a WPA/WPA2 network they've been able to fix, I'm all ears. The WAP is a Zyxel P660HW-T3, which is a combination DSL modem/router/LAN hub/WAP.