Validating Identity Netgear WGR614 WGR614v8 wireless

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by capta1nk, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. capta1nk

    capta1nk Guest

    FIXED or at least for a netgear router....

    If you have a netgear 614 v8, you need to update the firmware or WEP
    won't work. None or WPA will and it's caused from WPS. I anticipate
    that this WPS is a future wireless headache.

    Hardware Version V8
    Firmware Version V1.1.1_1.0.20NA (updated as of Oct 2007)

    Validating Identity issue. If you want to use WEP 64bit, it will not
    allow you to connect as with every other

    version of Netgear routers because of WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup).
    WPS is a new router configuration method built

    into Vista but is not very backward compatable.

    If you have a Netgear WRG614v8 without the updated firmware, you have
    to do a bunch of manual madness to connect to

    a WEP network. With the new firmware, it's fixed!
    capta1nk, Dec 17, 2007
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  2. capta1nk

    Barb Bowman Guest

    why would you even want to use WEP? you should know that WEP is
    extremely unsafe. WEP is like locking your front door and putting
    the key under the mat. I urge you to rethink this and use WPA2 or at
    least WPA.

    WPS is WiFi Protected Setup which enables you to set up the wireless
    over a wired connection. You use a 4 or 8 digit PIN number. It is
    supported now on Vista.


    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    Barb Bowman, Dec 17, 2007
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