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WiFi Security questions for network gurus


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Hello everyone,

I have just replaced my DIR-655 with a 3TB Time Capsule.
All this made me revise my security.

- I have hidden my SSID (I do know that it can be sniffed)
- I have changed the default name
- I have MAC filtering (again I do know that it can be spoofed)
- I have set a WPA2 15 character long password (including CAPS, lowercase, special character and numbers. - It is not a word from the dictionary)

- Could I do anything else to improve the security of the network?
- Is there any way to know if someone had access to my network?

I do not use any antivirus on my iMac, MBP... I was using ESET NOD32 before but after doing some research, it wasn't that necessary.

Thanks for all advices

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Using WPA2 Personal and not WEP is the strongest protection.

Everything else is A OK.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Thank you, it is WPA2
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