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In Topic: need help securing my home wifi

19 February 2017 - 01:35 PM

The other option is not to broadcast your SSID so people can't sniff it and try to crack it.

This isn't really any added security unless something has changed in the past few years.

In Topic: need help securing my home wifi

19 February 2017 - 12:32 PM

OP is using 64 hex character key,.. for WEP 128-bit key it takes 7.9 minutes to crack using collision attack.

For AES 128-bit key you need to use R-H cryptanalysis https://en.wikipedia...e_cryptanalysis any other attempt to break AES will most certainly be futile.

op isnt using wep though. His post says wpa2. I think he means his password is 64 characters long

Right, which makes it the strongest possible key at 256 bit (64 hex characters at 4 bytes each). I never bother doing the hex keys, I just use a longer SSID and passphrase (since they get converted to the same length anyway).

In Topic: Anybody know how to sign a driver?

18 February 2017 - 07:09 PM

You won't be able to sign it without spending a fair amount of money to become a verified vendor to MS.

In Topic: need help securing my home wifi

18 February 2017 - 07:07 PM

With WPS disabled, there's very little chance they're breaking in via conventional methods.

Are you configuring via Wifi? If so, do it via wired next time (with wifi disabled entirely on your router)...they may simply be watching you enter the new password if they've broken in already.

In Topic: Setting up simple file share in Windows 2012

18 February 2017 - 06:59 PM

Yeah Free-NAS wouldn't even install. Got the mounting error that is common with raid cards. Other than Samba CL, windows is my only other option. I couldn't fully get samba to work in GUI form and the conf file looked okay, so I don't see how I would do any better with CL that a know nothing about. I found a 15hr course on how to setup file sharing for 2012, but I rather not spend money when someone could tell me lol.
It has to be simple, permissions are set and I can see the drive and folders but they require a login. If I can't figure it out this weekend I'm just going to leave it with a login and make the news people live with it.

? FreeNAS doesn't install onto the HDDs, it installs onto the thumb drive you boot from. That Perc card is 100% supported in FreeNAS, I run essentially the same hardware in my NAS.

Either way, you shouldn't enable anonymous access - it's a recipe for disaster! Give each user a directory that only they have access to write to, and if they want it, allow anyone to read those directories.