WLAN Security Conundrum
November 21, 2006 11:31 AM Subscribe
I'm considering subscribing to a local WISP in the city I live in. Unfortunately, the guy's Wi-Fi network is using WEP encryption and I'm more than a little concerned about security. I doubt one customer recommending his small operation migrate to WPA or WPA2 would yield any results. Is there anything I can do to secure my connection?
posted by Dr.James.Orin.Incandenza to computers & internet (4 answers total)
Like I said, he's a small operator and I'm all about supporting local businesses (and I'm not a huge fan of the shoddy service I get from mainstream broadband providers). I'm having an outdoor panel antenna installed and plan on hooking that into a WPA/WPA2 wireless router for my home network. I'd like to know what the main points of vulnerability are and how to (if possible) strengthen them. I've considered running Tor to further secure my connection but am worried that it'll significantly reduce my bandwidth. I don't really have a need for a super secure connection but am a bit of an internet privacy advocate/I like to tinker. Any recommendations?
Dr.JOI, enthusiast and i-hobbyist extraordinaire