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  1. #1


    vambo Guest

    psk encryption

    Hi, I have a Vista laptop with Home Basic. My other 3 XP laptops can connect
    to my wireless network ok. I use a Vigor 2600 with firmware v1.06.7.04.2 with
    wpa/psk 64 bit, mac enabled and hidden ssid.
    On my Vista laptop from the control panel, network & sharing centre, if i
    select connect to a network, the following shows;Unamed network - security
    enabled (there are no other networks round about me).
    If I select"manage networks" I can see my own named network.
    I cannot conect to this unless i remove my encrtptionand as numerous forums
    have reported Vista does not offer PSK when manually configuring a wireless
    network.

    Does anyone have the answer please.

    Thanx

    Vambo

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  3. #2


    Jack \(MVP-Networking\). Guest

    Re: psk encryption

    Hi
    Switch On the SSID.
    Any one who can brake security knows how to bypass SSID in 20sec.. switching
    Off SSID while using encryption does not add any security and impedes the
    proper work of the Wireless connection.
    Why I see Wireless connections that are not mine in my Wireless Network
    display?
    http://www.ezlan.net/faq.html#signal
    Disabling SSID, will my Wireless System be more secure?
    http://www.ezlan.net/faq#ssid
    Jack (MVP-Networking).

    "vambo" <vambo@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:6B98CC36-B94C-4053-AC31-E587C87CF1FE@xxxxxx

    > Hi, I have a Vista laptop with Home Basic. My other 3 XP laptops can
    > connect
    > to my wireless network ok. I use a Vigor 2600 with firmware v1.06.7.04.2
    > with
    > wpa/psk 64 bit, mac enabled and hidden ssid.
    > On my Vista laptop from the control panel, network & sharing centre, if i
    > select connect to a network, the following shows;Unamed network - security
    > enabled (there are no other networks round about me).
    > If I select"manage networks" I can see my own named network.
    > I cannot conect to this unless i remove my encrtptionand as numerous
    > forums
    > have reported Vista does not offer PSK when manually configuring a
    > wireless
    > network.
    >
    > Does anyone have the answer please.
    >
    > Thanx
    >
    > Vambo

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    vambo Guest

    Re: psk encryption

    Hi Jack,
    appreciate the reply!
    Surely if a ssid is not broadcast then to all intent and purpose the network
    is not visible unless you are hacking with the appropriate tools. But to the
    normal pc user this means no temtation to try and hack.
    Re- the hyper links you sent, sorry they do not work.

    Thanks

    Vambo.

    "Jack (MVP-Networking)." wrote:

    > Hi
    > Switch On the SSID.
    > Any one who can brake security knows how to bypass SSID in 20sec.. switching
    > Off SSID while using encryption does not add any security and impedes the
    > proper work of the Wireless connection.
    > Why I see Wireless connections that are not mine in my Wireless Network
    > display?
    > http://www.ezlan.net/faq.html#signal
    > Disabling SSID, will my Wireless System be more secure?
    > http://www.ezlan.net/faq#ssid
    > Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >
    > "vambo" <vambo@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:6B98CC36-B94C-4053-AC31-E587C87CF1FE@xxxxxx

    > > Hi, I have a Vista laptop with Home Basic. My other 3 XP laptops can
    > > connect
    > > to my wireless network ok. I use a Vigor 2600 with firmware v1.06.7.04.2
    > > with
    > > wpa/psk 64 bit, mac enabled and hidden ssid.
    > > On my Vista laptop from the control panel, network & sharing centre, if i
    > > select connect to a network, the following shows;Unamed network - security
    > > enabled (there are no other networks round about me).
    > > If I select"manage networks" I can see my own named network.
    > > I cannot conect to this unless i remove my encrtptionand as numerous
    > > forums
    > > have reported Vista does not offer PSK when manually configuring a
    > > wireless
    > > network.
    > >
    > > Does anyone have the answer please.
    > >
    > > Thanx
    > >
    > > Vambo
    >
    >

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  5. #4


    Barb Bowman Guest

    Re: psk encryption

    You'd be surprised at how many tools are available and how many
    "normal" users have them.

    On Sun, 24 Feb 2008 12:58:01 -0800, vambo
    <vambo@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >Surely if a ssid is not broadcast then to all intent and purpose the network
    >is not visible unless you are hacking with the appropriate tools. But to the
    >normal pc user this means no temtation to try and hack.
    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/e...ts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/

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  6. #5


    vambo Guest

    Re: psk encryption

    Hi Barb,
    Thanks for the intrest!
    Yes, I have them; Stumbler, Aircrack,BackTrack etc. But I'm an IT tech and
    even I can't connect to my own network with Vista so I doubt the Hippy couple
    next door that don't own a pc and the three other houses with oap's in them
    is much of a threat.
    But back to my original problem, is there a fix for this?
    Hats off to you if you know!

    Regards

    Vambo



    "Barb Bowman" wrote:

    > You'd be surprised at how many tools are available and how many
    > "normal" users have them.
    >
    > On Sun, 24 Feb 2008 12:58:01 -0800, vambo
    > <vambo@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >

    > >Surely if a ssid is not broadcast then to all intent and purpose the network
    > >is not visible unless you are hacking with the appropriate tools. But to the
    > >normal pc user this means no temtation to try and hack.
    > --
    >
    > Barb Bowman
    > MS-MVP
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/e...ts/bowman.mspx
    > http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
    >

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