Wireless network security

  Koochy 22:40 10 Oct 2006
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Hi all,
Just wondering if anybody can help me with a couple of questions.
A) I have a wireless network set up now and i use the wpa security security feature but can you tell me if this is the same as a firewall or am i barking up the wrong tree? but if this is a firewall does this then meen that by having zone alarm free installed this may cause a conflict.

And B) Are there any sites out there that can safely test your firewall for you?

O.S. XP SP2 with all update
Zone alarm free
AVG free

Thanks

Koochy

  Ashrich 23:26 10 Oct 2006

A firewall makes a program ask if it can access either the Internet or your other computer files / operating system so you can either give it permission or not , this works in both directions , whereas WPA wireless encryption secures the link between your wireless router and the computer accessing the router and its connection to the internet , so keep using your firewall , it won't cause a conflict .

Ashley

  Ashrich 23:29 10 Oct 2006

click here to test your firewall .

Ashley

  Koochy 00:03 11 Oct 2006

Thanks for that Ashrich i have a true stealth rating wich i am very happy with.

Koochy

  Danoh 00:34 11 Oct 2006

f your query is resolved, please tick the Resolved box?

  Koochy 14:02 11 Oct 2006

Danoh thanks for your concern but i was under the impression tht this is a forum in which discusions may take place and i have left it open for now to see if anybody else has any input. So thanks again and i will mark resolved in a couple of days if no further input.

Koochy

  Strawballs 14:16 11 Oct 2006
  Koochy 15:09 11 Oct 2006

Strawballs your link doesn't work

Koochy

  Strawballs 16:18 11 Oct 2006

click here sorry try this

  irishrapter 19:32 11 Oct 2006

Good job of setting up WPA encryption, dont forget that your encryption is only as good as the passphrase used.
If you have used a word that is in the dictionary then your WPA encrytpion is breakable.
Try using a 63 character random password from here click here.

  Koochy 20:33 11 Oct 2006

Good site irishraptor thanks for that.

K

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