[olug] Router Need

Luke -Jr luke at dashjr.org
Fri Feb 15 23:13:48 UTC 2008

On Friday 15 February 2008, Rob Townley wrote:
> i love dd-wrt and this application would make things simple.  But some
> issues to think about in a HIPAA setting.  Will every sysadmin allow a WiFi
> signal in their office?  Yes, you can tell him that you will remove the
> antennas and tell him dd-wrt has an option to turn off the WiFi, but if a
> patient hits the hardware reset button - the WiFi can be turned back on.
> FUD.

Relying on anything lower than the presentation layer for security is just 
asking for trouble. Let the patients connect and get online like everyone 
else. Just firewall off the important systems and use strong encryption to 
authenticate and access them.

P.S. OpenWrt defaults wireless to disabled.

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