You can disable SSID broadcasting and WPA2 complex password and a permit only Mac Filter that will take the college dorm technicians 30-45 to 2 Hours to unauthorized access to your router. (if they are gaining access)
Honestly if you did that you can be secured and safe. My family doesn't like it but I know my AP is secured and I am a former CISCO student so they teach you that on every module to death
1a. Change your Login password to your Router configuration
1. Depending on the model of your router you can find and disable SSID broadcasting What that does is hides your router so that only you know the name of the access point you need to log in your router and save changes on all steps
2. Set up a WPA or WPA2 complex password (P@sSworld01 for example) WEP will break in 5 minutes
3 (this is optional) you can set up a ACL (Mac Filtering) to Permit only the mac addresses that you specify
go to cmd prompt >ipconfig /all
Under Wireless Network Connection 1
you see physical address in 00-00 and etc and enter into the list exactly and click ok and
on the computer
go to your AP configuration manager
Click Connect to a specific AP point and type in exacted SSID (router name) and enter your network password and at the buttom it will say save this profile and you can set to automatically connect when in range.
That basically it for secured AP point
you can change the frequency to transmit but if you have a WPA or WPA2 complex password and a disable SSID but that all you need
Reguarding your post: If you have a smart phone there is an app called Wifi Analyzer it basically does a site survey but the best way is to secured your access point to all: I Don't hack I as known as a white hat and I know how they think
Edited by coxchris, 12 October 2011 - 08:07 PM.