make the WLAN secure
The Access Point will allow multiple Wireless
clients to communicate with each other and
to systems connected via network cables on a LAN:
most Access-points and WLAN PC-Card are shipped with software,
which contains a default configuration allowing easy connection
of wireless clients to the Access-Point, either with minimal or
sometime no need for configuring the WLAN card.
You need to change some of these default settings to secure your
1) Change the SSID and stop broadcasting the SSID
on the Access-Point, change the name of the SSID , select a name
but do not make it too easy for somebody to guess the name
(so do not use the company-name unless you
add something else like a number : example :smith021 )
on the WLAN clients, the system will now any anymore be able to
the name of the network.
||use the configuration option
(in this example : "Advanced")
||any default value for the Network
will not work anymore, and since
the broadcast of the SSID has been
turned off, it is now required to
enter manually the SSID/Network name.
||store the new settings, wait a few seconds,
it takes a little for the WLAN card to locate
now the Access-Point.
||The configuration of the WLAN adapter
should then show the active network.
2) Define encryption (WEP)
On the Access-point, switch on Security by defined a WEP:
- 1 x 128 bit
- 4 x 64 bit
Enter a combination of hex-number ( using 0-9, A-F ) in a random
pattern, to make it
as difficult as posisble for other's to "guess" your
On the WLAN-clients, you will also need to enable "Data
encryption" and to
enter this code:
The WLAN settings of the client