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Old 07-25-2010, 01:37 PM   #11
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I welcome the hack, Im changing the password to the default
you mind giving me your IP address?
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This will take you right to my living room

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I've been using dd-wrt for a LONG time now. Great firmware for routers. I have it on my main router, and I have it on another WRT54G router upstairs in my room. That one is set up as a wireless client bridge, so I plug my desktop directly into it and it connects to the wireless signal from my router downstairs. Its actually significantly faster that way in regard to throughput and latency than plugging in a wireless PCI card. I set up another identical configuration for my brother in law who'* computer is even farther away, and it gets MUCH better signal strength and SNR than his wireless card did with a 5dbi antenna.

If you're into this kind of thing DD-WRT is the way to go. I tried tomato, and it just wasn't as good.
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Looks like I'm safe, I hope.
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I've been using DD-WRT since 2006.
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I'm running the new Linksys E3000 and have 128K WEP enabled with a pass phrase that has 12 characters that include numbers, special characters and upper and lower case. Good luck hacker!
Hehe, you got a chuckle out of me on this one Kev. Glad to see you've upgraded to WPA2.

DD-WRT is an awesome piece of firmware that allows you to turn your crappy cheap router into a rather robust piece of hardware. I've been running it for a while, and I've also been using the appropriate safety precautions for any router. While any security technology can and will be broken through if the right person wants in, there are ways to keep yourself safe from the average drive by hacker. Doing things such as not broadcasting your SSID, setting a strong access password for the router, and a strong password for the wireless using the best encryption available (which for most home routers now I believe is WPA2-AES).

Also, physical access to a router is game over for your security. That nice little reset button gives a hacker full access to your router. Not so much of an issue for home users, but I have seen businesses make this mistake.
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I broadcast my SSID, why...make it easier to connect. I'm not a fan of typing in IP'* and MAC addresses a lot.
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Until bears and beavers start hacking routers.... I aint to worried. One of the perks of living in the forest.
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