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  1. #1

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    Oct 21, 2009
    Exclamation Security

    I Recently set up my macbook to be a wifi router and i was wondering if there is any way of getting security on this network.

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Jul 18, 2009
    Macbook Pro 13"

    Please see the link above as it will answer many of your questions.

    The main things you need to have are:

    1. A password on your network, whether it be WEP or WPA, it is HIGHLY recommended. (The link above will expand)

    2. Firewall on your computer. (Snow Leopard)

    System Preferences -----> Security ------> Firewall ------> Advanced
    -----> Enable Stealth Mode.

    Make sure your firewall is on, and your router has a password on it.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Oct 21, 2009
    what about just on leopard
    and my router is the actual computer
    so how do i set up a password on that computer

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Apr 07, 2008
    When the Mac is the wifi router, it allows you to use only WEP encryption. WPA is not supported which I found a bit strange from Apple.

    So your wifi network won't be very secure since WEP encryption can be easily broken. If I was you I would use it as a temporal solution.


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