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agr

@comcast.net
reply to planet

Re: Linksys WAP11 and WRT54GL?

said by planet:
"In my router's (Cisco E1500) wireless settings it offers manual and WPS, I have mine set to manual via bullet point so I infer my WPS is disabled using this setting. Do others agree?"

No. Configuring in manual mode does not turn off WPS. Apparently there is no way to turn it off on most (if not all) Cisco/Linksys routers that have the WPS feature. The only secure option at present appears to be using an older Linksys model lacking WPS or another brand that allows you to turn WPS off.



somms

join:2003-07-28
Salt Lake City, UT
reply to ashrc4

Re: Time to disable WPS on most routers

vimeo.com/34667806


The soon-to-be released Reaver Pro w/GUI is gonna make hacking into then owning wireless routers a snap!

jtrag

join:2010-08-19
Mcsherrystown, PA

WOW! That was quick...

Thanks for sharing!

- James


PrntRhd
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reply to somms

said by somms:

vimeo.com/34667806


The soon-to-be released Reaver Pro w/GUI is gonna make hacking into then owning wireless routers a snap!

Not once DD-WRT or Tomato third party firmware is installed.


Reno
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join:2008-10-26
Keller, TX

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said by PrntRhd:

said by somms:

vimeo.com/34667806


The soon-to-be released Reaver Pro w/GUI is gonna make hacking into then owning wireless routers a snap!

Not once DD-WRT or Tomato third party firmware is installed.

Yeah unless you're like me with a Linksys E4200 and flashing to either of those means the instant lost of functionality (One of the antennas, SSH, the USB port, etc).

PrntRhd
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join:2004-11-03
Fairfield, CA

I agree, but waiting for Cisco Linksys to issue the fix may be too late, depending how much risk you have at your location.



NetFixer
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said by PrntRhd:

I agree, but waiting for Cisco Linksys to issue the fix may be too late, depending how much risk you have at your location.

IMO, at this point in time, I think that this vulnerability has been way over-hyped.

I do live in a "high risk" location (I am surrounded by university students at a university with a popular computer science school). My Netgear router logs every attempted WiFi connection to it, and I have not seen any dramatic increase in such attempts since this WPS vulnerability (and the POCs associated with it) was announced. OTOH, there are a couple of open hotspots within range, so that does tend to lower the "necessity" for anyone to break into my WiFi (other than the curiosity factor of what's on that network). I use one of the hotspots myself as a backup connection.
--
History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower

evoxllx

join:2007-06-07
Winter Park, FL

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reply to Reno

said by Reno:

said by PrntRhd:

said by somms:

vimeo.com/34667806


The soon-to-be released Reaver Pro w/GUI is gonna make hacking into then owning wireless routers a snap!

Not once DD-WRT or Tomato third party firmware is installed.

Yeah unless you're like me with a Linksys E4200 and flashing to either of those means the instant lost of functionality (One of the antennas, SSH, the USB port, etc).

I'm using tomato (tomato-E4200-NVRAM60K-1.28.0493MIPSR2-Toastman-RT-N-Std.bin) and it has the option of using ssh also both bands are working.

I haven't tested USB but I can say your other two points are inaccurate.

Not like the USB support on this router is very good anyway it's pretty slow from what I've heard.

There is also much functionality to be gained from third-party firmware such as being able to set a tcp timeout value as the stock firmware has such a low timeout that it actually violates RFC 5382 as do most consumer grade routers.