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Disable WPS (WIFI protected setup) on wireless adapter also?

#1xtacbPosted 7/13/2014 2:48:34 PM
i heard you should disable WPS and WPS PIN on routers cause the the WPS on routers can be hacked

i recently got a wireless adapter with antenna so my laptop can get farther coverage, but there seems to be a WPS pin thingy in the wireless adapter settings, its different from the PIN on the router

what about WPS on Wireless adapter with antenna? do you need to turn off WPS on the adapter too?
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#2LordSeiferPosted 7/13/2014 3:06:58 PM
unless you are broadcasting a hotspot it shouldnt matter

id imagine if you turn it off, it just doesnt give YOU the option to connect with a PIN, but since youve already turned it off on your router it doesnt really matter.
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#3xtacb(Topic Creator)Posted 7/13/2014 3:25:32 PM(edited)
hmmm it doesnt seem to be a way to disable the WPS or WPS PIN on the wireless adapter itself...



how do i know if the wireless adapter is broadcasting or not?
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#4Orestes417Posted 7/13/2014 3:27:26 PM
Unless you specifically set it up to function as a hot spot, it isn't.
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#5WyzeGyePosted 7/13/2014 3:31:02 PM
Orestes417 posted...
Unless you specifically set it up to function as a hot spot, it isn't.


This.

Also, there is a widespread vulnerability among routers where turning off the pin function doesn't change anything. For a long while, turning off wps guaranteed nothing.
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#6xtacb(Topic Creator)Posted 7/13/2014 3:39:28 PM
WyzeGye posted...
Orestes417 posted...
Unless you specifically set it up to function as a hot spot, it isn't.


This.

Also, there is a widespread vulnerability among routers where turning off the pin function doesn't change anything. For a long while, turning off wps guaranteed nothing.


hmmm so for routers, how do u know if disable WPS really worked or not?

like routers sold in the recent 1-2 years dont have this vulnerability or?
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#7GeminiX7Posted 7/14/2014 4:24:31 PM
1. MAC address filter
2. Change the default login/password for the router
3.WPA2 encryption
4. Stop worrying
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#8Orestes417Posted 7/14/2014 4:39:53 PM
Mac filters are wortless. Takes ten seconds to spoof. The rest I agree with.
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#9GeminiX7Posted 7/14/2014 5:32:44 PM
Orestes417 posted...
Mac filters are wortless. Takes ten seconds to spoof. The rest I agree with.


By itself it's not the best, but combined with the other things mentioned as well as say, making your SSID hidden, it's a pretty good defense. Maybe lower the power/range on his radio broadcast. Depending on where he lives anyway this seems like alot of overkill. Unless he's worrying about corporate espionage I don't think he needs such an iron-clad defense past what I suggested.
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