Which of these options are wireless router security techniques? Pick three.
A) Administer the IP addresses manually
B) Disable the SSID broadcasts
C) Configure a MAC address filter
D) Manually configure inbound service port numbers
E) Place a very large mousetrap on the top of the wireless router and bait it with Doritos
The answers: A) Administer the IP addresses manually, B) Disable the SSID broadcasts and C) Configure a MAC address filter
The manual configuration of IP addresses means that devices expecting an automatically assigned address will never get a valid IP address. SSID broadcast suppression and MAC address filters can also prevent unwanted users from finding and using your wireless network. Inbound ports are used to assist application use and can often make a firewall less secure, not more.
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