Powerline Ethernet adapters & UPS?

Dan Egli ddavidegli at gmail.com
Tue Mar 19 00:32:17 MDT 2013


*Ok, can't say I recall hearing of WPS. What is it (supposed to be?) and
where would I look to make sure it's disabled?*

* *

*--- Dan*


On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 8:32 PM, Jessie A. Morris
<jessie at jessieamorris.com>wrote:

> 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.
>
> --
> Jessie A. Morris
> 801-210-1526
> jessie at jessieamorris.com
>
> 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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