Powerline Ethernet adapters & UPS?

Jessie A. Morris jessie at jessieamorris.com
Fri Mar 15 09:02:03 MDT 2013


Also, you *WILL* want to disable WPS. WPS has a huge, gaping security hole it in that allows a person to get in in hours or days instead of months or never. But also be careful about disabling, some routers claim they are disabled when they really aren't.

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Jessie A. Morris
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On Friday, March 15, 2013 12:21:05 Dan Egli wrote:
> *That's good information, thanks. Now, does that include the ability to
> join a WPA2 network? For security I had thought of the idea of having the
> AP not only using WPA2 personal but also not broadcasting the SSID. I can
> easily enough configure an individual client for the correct SSID and give
> it the correct password. This way not only am I more protected from people
> trying to hack my Wi-Fi password (which, while admittedly harder than with
> WEP is still entirely possible with WPA2) but they first would have to know
> the actual SSID to try and join and that won't be listed in a scan from
> something like airfart or anything.*
> 
> * *
> 
> *I wouldn't want to do it on a WRT54GL though, simply because that's an
> 802.11g router. Does anyone know of a good 11n or draft-11ac router that
> supports OpenWrt/DDWrt? Considering 11g only supports a theoretical 54Mbps,
> and that the usual transfer rate is about 1/4 of the theoretical max, I'd
> like to stick with something that will allow me to wirelessly push more
> than 12Mbps or so. 11n's speeds of approx 150Mbps still means around 32+
> Mbps real world, and the 11ac standard, while not offically ratified last I
> heard, is even faster. So what I'd likely do is buy two of them, flash
> both, and use one as the actual AP and one as a bridge.*
> 
> * *
> 
> *Thanks guys!*
> 
> * *
> 
> *--- Dan*
> 
> 
> On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 8:23 PM, Michael Torrie <torriem at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > On 03/13/2013 01:43 AM, Dan Egli wrote:
> > > Hmmm.... Hadn't thought of a bridge. That may work. I'll have to look
> > into
> > > that.
> > >
> > > Any recommendations as to a good bridge and a good wireless AP? If I'm
> > > going to use a wireless AP I'd prefer one I can flash with the OpenWRT
> > > firmware. I understand that's basically Linux for the AP? I'm trying to
> >
> > Most APs that support OpenWrt or DDwrt can be turned into bridges.  You
> > just change the wireless mode to join/client mode and have it connect to
> > your SSID.  Then you need to change the router's IP address to something
> > other than the default (otherwise you'll not be able to reach it later),
> > and then disable DHCP.  Now it's a bridge.
> >
> > I've done this on old linksys Wrt54GLs many times and I know you can do
> > it on others.
> >
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