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kwag 11-27-2005 10:14 PM

New free VPN software!
 
Just found this: http://www.iopus.com/ipig/
It's a free client, just like "Google Secure Client" (which no longer works).
There's also a free 5 user VPN server :D

-kwag

black prince 11-28-2005 12:03 AM

@Kwag,

Kwag wrote:
Quote:

Just found this: http://www.iopus.com/ipig/
It's a free client, just like "Google Secure Client" (which no longer works).
There's also a free 5 user VPN server Very Happy

-kwag
I have a WEP and wonder would this secure my wireless transmission :roll:
Also, with encription and de-encription is this going to drastically reduce
my DSL connection speed :?:

Thanks

-BP

kwag 11-28-2005 12:39 AM

Hi BP,

Yes, the speed is slower, but your security is #1 ;)

-kwag

black prince 11-28-2005 08:02 AM

@Kwag,

Kwag wrote:
Quote:

Hi BP,

Yes, the speed is slower, but your security is #1 Wink

-kwag
Yes!! Security is # 1 :wink:

Thanks

-BP

black prince 12-03-2005 08:51 AM

@Kwag,

I've used "ipig" for a few days and although it's sometimes slow, it
seems to protect my wireless access pretty well 8) I'd like to find
a tool like "AirSnare" to tell me how well it blocks wireless intruders.
Can you recommend any Windows programs :?: I found a small
program called WepKey v1.4 that creates 40bit and 104bit ascii
or hex keys. I now change the WEP every week. I also hid my SSID.
Will this be enough to protect me from a wireless attack :?: Is there
something else I could try. :)

BTW, I was interested in creating a VPN server from an old PC I have
laying my house. I want to use Windows 2000 and install "ipig's" client
v 1.02 and use this as my VPN and tunnel via internet. I D/L their
software which allows up to 5 free clients, but for me this is just an test
for my own knowledge. Can this be done or is Linux the only way :?:


Thanks

-BP

rds_correia 12-03-2005 09:27 AM

Hi BP :D,
Errrm, how shall I put this?
Linux is most surely not the only way to go.
Even because BSD is au pair with Linux.
Plus, the nicest VPN projects are using BSD and *not* Linux.
Remember me mentioning m0n0wall and pfSense?
M0n0wall is a state-of-the-art router/firewall/vpnserver/Host AccessPoint/etc... booting and running off a 16MByte CF Card ;-).
I'll tell you, this baby rocks!
And you can configure it via HTTP or HTTPS(secured) sessions with it's wonderfull GUI :).
pfSense is still in Alpha stage but it will reach Beta and RC in a few weeks.
pfSense promisses to be the next step to m0n0wall users even because installation has been much improoved when compared with m0n0wall.
Now try to do all this with M$ Windows... :?
Of course W2K and the ipig server might do the job but just remember that M$ is about to move W2K to the legacy products thus stoping the maintenance updates (or at least not distributing them as regularly as with W2K3).
So I think you should consider W2K3 if you test it with W2K and you like it.
Oh, did I mention that m0n0wall and pfSense can be installed on a generic desktop PC with no need for a Soekris/WRAP SBC?
You could try it on that same PC that you'll use for ipig ;-).
Cheers BP :D

kwag 12-03-2005 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by black prince
I'd like to find
a tool like "AirSnare" to tell me how well it blocks wireless intruders.
Can you recommend any Windows programs :?:

You bet :D
http://www.lookatlan.com/download_lal.html
With that, you can make a "footprint" of your network, and it will even E-Mail you if some new MAC address shows up on your network :cool:
Quote:

I found a small
program called WepKey v1.4 that creates 40bit and 104bit ascii
or hex keys. I now change the WEP every week. I also hid my SSID.
Will this be enough to protect me from a wireless attack :?: Is there
something else I could try. :)
Yep. It's called a VPN :D
I'm now setting up a VPN in my house for all wireless clients (kids, wife).
On my firewall, I'll block every IP destination that comes from the AP, so only the VPN tunnel will work ;)
This way, only VPNs can access the Internet, and even if someone cracks my AP key, they will never be able to connect :jejeje:
Quote:


BTW, I was interested in creating a VPN server from an old PC I have
laying my house. I want to use Windows 2000 and install "ipig's" client
v 1.02 and use this as my VPN and tunnel via internet. I D/L their
software which allows up to 5 free clients, but for me this is just an test
for my own knowledge. Can this be done or is Linux the only way :?:


Thanks

-BP
Yes, you can use Linux or BSDs, but if you already have a Windows machine running, I think the iPIG server is hard to beat :D

-kwag

black prince 12-03-2005 08:46 PM

@Thanks Rui and Kwag,

Kwag wrote:
Quote:

Yep. It's called a VPN :D
I'm now setting up a VPN in my house for all wireless clients (kids, wife).
On my firewall, I'll block every IP destination that comes from the AP, so only the VPN tunnel will work :wink:
This way, only VPNs can access the Internet, and even if someone cracks my AP key, they will never be able to connect
This is just what I want to do :D You still need an anti-virus program for
email attachments and such, but the protection would be quite strong
from wireless attacks :wink: With my own local VPN client server,
response time should be faster. Thanks again guys :)

-BP


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