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network completely secure? No, it just obscures it a little bit,makes it harder to find, a determined attacker can still locate it, but a casual attacker may not. Now for our purposes today, I'm not worried about that, I'm going to go ahead and just leave broadcast turned on because I happen to know the users who use this wireless network won't be able to find it otherwise, and so it'd be easier just to leave it turned on. Now there's also an option down here called protected mode, we're going to leave it turned off for today, this is only used if you have 802.11g turned on up here, and basically it makes it so that 802.11b and 802.11g wireless devices don't conflict with each other on the network, because we're not even going to allow B or G devices on the network by setting it to 802.11n only, we don't have to worry about it, so I'm going to hit Save, now there's one other setting here I forgot to talk about a minute ago, and that's the wireless channel. This was a big deal back in the days when we were dealing with 2.4 gigahertz wireless networks because even though we had like 12 channels available, really only three of them were real channels,the others overlapped with each other which would cause interference if you had more than one access point within range of each other, and that happened all the time. Because in this network we're only going to allow five gigahertz communications, we don't need to really worry about it,there's lots of available channels in the five gigahertz frequency range, and what we're going to do by leaving the wireless channel set to auto is let the access point kind of probe the RF environment and determine what channels are not in use and automatically configure itself to use that channel. I'm going to go back to dashboard. Okay, so at this point we have set the network name and configured the radio on the access point, now we need to do some security configuration. Now notice right now that by default the security mode is disabled, that is way not cool, do not ever implement a Wi-Fi access point without any security, you're just opening yourself up to all kinds of trouble. Now we have three options we can choose from, of which one is really the only option to choose, if you're crazy, you could select one of these WEP standards, either 64- or 128-bit WEP, you're nuts if you do because WEP can be very easily cracked, I've done it myself, it doesn't take very long, and the tools that you need to do it can be downloaded off the Internet, so if you have the right type of wireless adapter in your system, you can sit there and sniff wireless communications and very quicklydetermine what the WEP key is and basically break into the network, and we don't want to let anybody do that, so instead, we're going to use WPA2 preshared key, down here we can configure the authentication technique that we're going to use, we can either use WPA1, preshared key, WPA2 preshared key, or both.
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