A guide appeared on Digg with the title of “How to Secure your Wireless Network”.
It does offer a brief guide that will help to secure your network, however it does fail to mention that wireless networks cannot really be secure, wireless encryption is breakable, WPA2 does make it a lot better though.
Enable SSID, use the MAC address filter if you want to but the biggie is you must enable encryption, WPA2 if you can:
8. WPA, WPA2 or WEP
If your access point offers WPA2 encryption use it. WPA2 uses AES encryption. If you have an older access point use WPA and as last resort use WEP. Make sure you chose passwords that are more or less immune against dictionary attacks and chose the highest available encryption option (232 ->104 -> 40)
WEP has been publically cracked in four minutes.
If you own a DS you already know that to run it on your Wireless network you’re comprimising security as you can only have WEP/MAC security. If you’re really concerned buy a DS WiFi USB dongle, although that only runs on Windows right now and they are hard to buy, at least they are here.