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    Default Setting up Hotspot (sort of)

    We are hooking up a new customer (Marina) that wants to control who gets linked to the AP. I've never messed with a hotspot or WEP, WPA, etc. I am billing the marina for a monthly amount and they can dole out connections as they see fit. We have a War2 onsite. How do I configure WPA on the 2.4 customer side? I've looked through the script and assume that is what I'm after. I don't want to set up a radius server. I want to keep it fairly simple for them to connect but still keep the link a bit secured from others in range. Can anyone help me out? Send me a pm please
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    To keep it simple and compatible with everything you might want to use WEP open, 64-bit WEP key, 10 digits. Otherwise you need a captive portal with a sign-in page.
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    Default Wpa

    If you are just looking to secure the AP with WPA so that clients must provide a password to connect, the script only needs three entries:

    process wpa-master
    security enabled
    wpa-passphrase "This is my excellent passphrase."

    Everything else can be left on default. The passphrase must be length 8 or greater.

    WEP is insecure in that it can be compromised by anyone who cares to try. But among the marina customers, I doubt that anyone would care enough to go to the trouble.

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    We all know WEP is insecure, but those are the most compatible settings. You can also use WPA since it is 2011.
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