how to secure wireless ad-hoc network?

how to secure wireless ad-hoc network?

Post by QWxp » Sun, 12 Mar 2006 01:01:27


i am currently sharing my internet connection by setting up-wireless adhoc
network. My concern is that i am not able to limit the access to my computer
cuz WEP seems to work in infrastructure networks only and not for ad-hoc
networks. is there an alternate way to secure the network. I require only one
other computer to be connected to my network still there are like 5 to 6
intruders always using my internet connection and consuming my bandwidth. any
suggestions...
 
 
 

how to secure wireless ad-hoc network?

Post by James Gock » Sun, 12 Mar 2006 06:11:07

I can set up a wep key, on an adhoc. When setting up the adhoc connection
uncheck "key is provided for me", and you can set your own.

-James G.

 
 
 

how to secure wireless ad-hoc network?

Post by QWxp » Sun, 12 Mar 2006 07:00:27

yea i tried that before but its not working either, has it got something to
do with my specific wireless card. if so is it possible to use some alternate
tools, i tried WiFi manager but it also works for infrastructures only, and
last thing i wanna do is get into fight my neighbours :)
 
 
 

how to secure wireless ad-hoc network?

Post by Lem » Sun, 12 Mar 2006 07:11:39


You've discovered why ad hoc wireless networking is not such a great idea.

WEP should be available in ad hoc mode. What make/model of WiFi card are you
using? What XP service pack?
 
 
 

how to secure wireless ad-hoc network?

Post by QWxp » Sun, 12 Mar 2006 07:19:27

well im using SP2 and wireless card is sitecom WL-112
 
 
 

how to secure wireless ad-hoc network?

Post by Lem » Mon, 13 Mar 2006 05:41:48


The Sitecom WL-112 should be capable of WEP in ad hoc mode. What
happens when you try to enable it? Are you using the Sitecom
configuration utility or are you letting Windows do it? Do you have a
WL-112 in both computers? Is WEP turned on in both, using the same key?
 
 
 

how to secure wireless ad-hoc network?

Post by QWxp » Mon, 13 Mar 2006 05:55:26

well i finally managed to work things out. i even completely unistalled my
network and recreated WEP enabled adhoc network with new SSID still the new
network was not showing up while the old one was visible. then after maybe 6
hours suddenly out of no where, the newer up popped up. still cudnt
understand this whole thingy, what went wrong and what went right :S
anyways, thanx alot Lem and James, u've been really helpful

cheers
ali
 
 
 

how to secure wireless ad-hoc network?

Post by James Gock » Mon, 13 Mar 2006 07:57:36

I dont know but it could sound like a bad card... you may want to think
about replacing the card with something newer?
Just a thought. Linksys cards are getting pretty cheap i've seen.
-James G.
 
 
 

how to secure wireless ad-hoc network?

Post by caapsof » Thu, 16 Mar 2006 00:27:27

Hi,
If you use a old card, try to use a VPN.
Specially the OpenVPN solution: www.openvpn.net. I's a open source
project with strong enc. , stable, easy to configure and implement a
layer 2 bridge (good for netbios). Thanks Caapsoft