The D-Link DWL-800AP+ as a wireless repeater to extend wireless range – Part 7

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

So, according to D-Link there is a short list of access points that the DWL-800AP+ will repeat for. They are all d-link branded access points. It seems that there have been firmware updates to improve the compatibility with more models (of d-link access points.) Some of the incompatibilities have been with WEP encryption from what [...]

The D-Link DWL-800AP+ as a wireless repeater to extend wireless range – Part 6

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

Ok, so here’s the synopsis… I’ve spent the last few articles setting up a D-link DWL-800AP+ as a repeater for a linksys WAP11 (v. 1.1) As of the end of the last entry I had a bit of a problem with WEP but that seems to have been resolved now and here I am to [...]

The D-Link DWL-800AP+ as a wireless repeater to extend wireless range – Part 5

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

So, I set a WEP key on the linksys (WAP11 v. 1.1) and it promptly disappeared… it stopped responding (over the WIRED network) to my wap11gui admin tool. I quickly realized that part of the problem is from having two network cards attached (both in the 192.168.0 range)… disconnect the usb card and reconnect. Then [...]

The D-Link DWL-800AP+ as a wireless repeater to extend wireless range – Part 4

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

Ok, so now I had to add the new D-Link’s MAC address to the list of authorized MAC’s in the Linksys WAP11 (v. 1.1) For this, I call on wap11gui. Used to (since I use linux), I would have to suffer through a Windows boot on the laptop and balance the laptop on the edge [...]

Network Security guide for the home or small business network – Part 7 – Wireless Networking

Monday, December 19th, 2005

OK – the last couple of entries got into some heavy lifting and some real learning on your part. Learning about what software needs to run, what services are running, updating them to keep current on security patches. We even talked about securing services listening for outside connections and limiting them to what is absolutely [...]

More on Wireless networking security

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

Sunbeltblog has a flurry of posts today. This one muses on wireless networking (in)security. One of the points that they make is that there are “acceptable” levels of security depending on your circumstance. In other words, if you’re miles from nowhere and feel comfortable with WEP (which is breakable) fine.    Send article as PDF [...]

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