Security software for Linksys WAP

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I'm trying to find a easy-to-use / configure security software application that I can use with my Linksys Wireless-G Access Point (Mfg. Part: WAP54G). I need an application that will allow me to control who has access to the wireless access point as well as what they can access. I have looked at LucidLink, but according to the LucidLink website, that application currently does not support the Linksys access point I have. I'd appreciate any suggestions on a wireless security software product that is easy to use and configure. Thanks.

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What you are asking for is ‘Internet Cafe’ or any of a dozen programs that handle authentication and management of attaching nodes to your wireless access point (and wired nodes). Your internet connection comes to one system. The wireless and internet distribution goes to your network on a second port on that system. ‘Internet Cafe’ runs on a bootable Linux CD and does not need a powerhouse system to handle 50 to 100 connections. I have not found any of the small router/gateway appliances that can run 3rd party software for your requirements.

‘Internet Cafe’ is a generic term not a product (as far as I know). There are a great many versions offered by commercial companies and through SourceForge as ‘open’ software projects. (i.e. ‘GlascowNet’)

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  • Telecomking
    Unfortunately, you purchased your WAP a little early. The new Linksys model WRT54GS will support security natively with some settings through the web interface. You can even implement 802.1X with a RADIUS server attached on your network. It also supports the SecureEZSetup which will allow you to very easily configure the WPA Personal settings. You need the additional power of the speed booster to support the AES encryption, so your current model won't quite make it. Good luck!
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  • Joshua2
    All the encryption/authentication you need is already there. You can control who can access the router by using MAC address filtering. Use the 256-bit WPA encryption for security. It's all built in. View MAC address = "ipconfig /all" from a command prompt.
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  • Telecomking
    Not to be difficult, but I would refer you to a little program called SMAC that allows you to alter the MAC address of any NIC (including wireless), so I wouldn't depend on MAC address filtering for access control. It is true that you can use TKIP as part of the WPA based security, but AES is stronger. Exploits are available on the Internet for motivated Crackers. It depends on your needs and the value of the network you're protecting. I certainly wouldn't worry as much about my wireless access to the ADSL Internet connection.
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  • Aristodemos
    Hi, Sorry for the delayed reply. I haven't had the chance to look at my messages for a few days. You can do all the stuff you want through your router settings, you do not need any additional software to do that. Try and read up on security. If I am not mistaken a lot of the details are provided within the router settings portal 192.168.1.1. If you are still having trouble you can contact me again and I will see what I can do for you. There are ways we can solve this. Thanks. Ari
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