wpa encryption of wireless network how to?

Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Mon Feb 18 10:15:39 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-02-17 at 10:37 -0500, wrote:
>> It doesn't make it the slightest bit hard.  My computer find networks
>> without an SSID being broadcast.  They're harder to work out which is
>> the right network to use, only in as much as you've got to try them all
>> out one by one.  But they're listed, and selectable.

Bill Davidsen:
> Amazing how your words agree with me while your tone says you don't.
> You agree that it makes it harder to connect, and seem to see no
> benefit to making an AP less inviting. Any step to make access even a
> little harder or less appealing will deflect some portion of the
> hackers who are looking for an easy target. 

You're interpreting words, rather than taking them at face value.

It doesn't make it *harder* to "connect".  It's just as *easy* to
connect to one with or without out.  That's the false security side of

Working out which is the right one can be more difficult, for someone
trying to connect to the right one (e.g. you, or your neighbour, who're
trying to connect to their own).  That's the networking problems side of

For someone just wanting to misuse someone else's wireless LAN, that's
not even an issue.  They'll try them all, they won't care which.  So
there's the fallacy that you're falling into kicking the bucket.

(This computer runs FC7, my others run FC4, FC5 & FC6, in case that's
 important to the thread.)

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