[dba-Tech] For Rocky - Wireless Networking

Rocky Smolin - Beach Access Software bchacc at san.rr.com
Wed Mar 10 10:48:50 CST 2004

I changed the ssid.  I changed the channel.  I enabled 64bit encryption.

I have no idea if that solved the problem but I'm back in the air again.
We'll see if it gets stable.

Maybe the folks on that new 500 kilowatt 2.4GHz phone just ended their call.
Who knows?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gary Kjos" <garykjos at hotmail.com>
To: <dba-tech at databaseadvisors.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 8:07 AM
Subject: Re: [dba-Tech] For Rocky - Wireless Networking

> >>>>If Mr. Wu and I are interfering with each other (I'm going to go
> >>>>the
> >street and meet him in a bit) would changing to 11g solve the
> I can't guarantee it but I would guess that the 11g would be better able
> handle outside interferance. It is my understanding that it has a much
> larger working range and that for it to be able to do that successfully it
> would need to be able to ignore other stuff more than the shorter range
> equipment does. It is also my understanding that there is increased
> capabilies with the 11g equipment.
> >>>>>Would securing my wireless with encryption and changing the SSID
> >>>>>(whatever
> >that means) and limiting the MAC address (whatever that is), solve the
> >problem on 11b?<<<<
> MAC is the address of the network card itself. You would think that
> your router to only talking to specific MACs would be very good security -
> BUT suppoedly the MAC can be spoofed too. So while it would be good for
> keeping the less savy hackers and your neighbors out, a real hacker dude
> could still get in.
> SSID is "A 32-character unique identifier attached to the header of
> sent over a WLAN that acts as a password when a mobile device tries to
> connect to the BSS. (Also called ESSID.) The SSID differentiates one WLAN
> from another, so all access points and all devices attempting to connect
> a specific WLAN must use the same SSID. A device will not be permitted to
> join the BSS unless it can provide the unique SSID. Because an SSID can be
> sniffed in plain text from a packet, it does not supply any security to
> network. An SSID is also referred to as a Network Name because essentially
> it is a name that identifies a wireless network"
> This, the SSID, would seem to be the key - it is the id of your wireless
> LAN. So if you and your neighbor both have lans on the same frequency you
> would both be able to still function.
> It will be interesting to find out if Mr Wu has set up a Wireless Network
> and is also experiencing difficulties.
> And I must tell you that I don't have a wireless setup myself - yet. I
> been looking at getting one though. But I have no hands on experience, so
> take everything I say with a grain of salt. ;-)
> Gary Kjos
> garykjos at hotmail.com
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