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wadeall
2007-06-26, 03:14
To log on to my network for which i uuse WEp 128bt security the Slimserver requires my to punch in a very long sequence of numbers rather than the code word towhich they relate. is there any methodology to enableme to just plug my codeword in instead? Also is there any way of saving my security number if i unplug and move the squeezebox around the house?

Thanks
Wade

Club1820
2007-06-26, 13:52
Once the SB3 is setup, the settings stay with the player even if you unplug.

Not sure about your other question.

corbey
2007-06-26, 15:07
If your network can support WPA, switch to it and then you can enter the code word on the Squeezebox.

If your router doesn't support WPA now, you might try upgrading the firmware.

funkstar
2007-06-27, 07:51
WEP is terrible security. WPA is far better (although not perfect). Google for "wep vs wpa" turns up loads of articles on the subject.

mvalera
2007-06-27, 10:48
The only secure connection is WPA2. Every other protocol is easily and quickly crackable with hax0r tools.

If your router and other hardware does not support WPA2 I would strongly suggest updating to something that does.

Mike

snarlydwarf
2007-06-27, 11:37
The only secure connection is WPA2. Every other protocol is easily and quickly crackable with hax0r tools.

The only documented exploits against WPA are dictionary attacks, easily circumvented by not choosing dumb passwords.

WPA2 is just as vulnerable to the same attacks.

pfarrell
2007-06-27, 11:49
snarlydwarf wrote:
> The only documented exploits against WPA are dictionary attacks, easily
> circumvented by not choosing dumb passwords.
>
> WPA2 is just as vulnerable to the same attacks.

This is moving off topic, but with decent crypto, the easy attacks are
social. Dictionary attacks are one obvious social attack. Extending it
to use names, say "snarlydwarf" is fancier, but well in the scope of
attacks if you knew you were attacking someone with the Nom de guerre of
snarlydwarf

The hard part of any crypto system is key management.
Even RSA, which was supposed to make key management easier is too
complex for normal users.

Attack the weak link.

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Pat
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