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linuxhippy 04-24-2005 02:12 PM

router security features
I've been told that a wireless router can be more secure if it is set up to only log on certain ESSIDs or MAC addresses. I see this setup in my router-how would I have Slack 10 do this with DHCP?

masonm 04-24-2005 02:54 PM

Using the MAC specific setting in your router, Slack doesn't do anything special. The router simply allows only the card(s) with the listed MAC(s) to access the router. I use this myself along with 128bit encryption key.

For the key, it's simply add the key to your wireless.conf file.

linuxhippy 04-25-2005 04:08 AM

I don't need to tell Slack about the MAC hardware for DHCP?? I guess I tell the router about the hardware?

uselpa 04-25-2005 04:16 AM

You tell the router which MAC addresses to accept. Your dhcp client on Slackware knows your MAC address (it's shown when you do a ifconfig -a) and will communicate it to the DHCP server which will return the IP address.

linuxhippy 04-25-2005 07:50 AM

I see-thanx!! Didn't know about that ifconfig switch....but now I do!

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