A short trip through the city

by Volker Weber

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Another brief stroll around the neighborhood. This is only three quarters of a block.

Comments

So WEP doesn't really help? I know it isn't really secure but always thought a certain amount of weak packets (two or three days of listening) is needed to crack it.

Oliver, 2003-12-28

Visible in above chart is the SSID, which shouldn't be broadcast at all if avoidable (it usually is, avoidable I mean). Apart from that, AFAIK you are right, Oliver.

Jan-Piet Mens, 2003-12-28

No, to both of you.

1. WEP does help. I know the WEP key because the first line is at a friends house.

2. Yes, WEP can be cracked. But why bother. There are so many open WLANs that it hardly makes sense to crack a key.

3. SSID broadcast should not be switched off.

Volker Weber, 2003-12-28

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