Which is more secure setting ?

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Johnnyboy, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. Johnnyboy

    Johnnyboy Guest

    Hi ... I am using a Linksys router and I am curious for wireless as to which
    is a more secure setting . Here are the options I see >> WEP , WPA and WPA2

    Also if anyone could explain what this setting is for and were should I set
    mine at >> WPA Alogorithms >>> TKIP or AES

    If it matter I am using xp pro sp2 with cable net connection

    Johnnyboy, Apr 17, 2008
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  2. WPA2 is more secure. TRIP and AES are two methods that can be used by the
    802.11i standard and combines two techniques. I beleive AES is
    a higher level of security compared to the more widely deployed TKIP
    encryption. This search result may help.

    Wireless Security OptionsWireless Security Options. When setup wireless
    security, you may have many options. The below lists the wireless from the
    weakest to the strongest ...

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Apr 17, 2008
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  3. Johnnyboy

    Johnnyboy Guest

    Thanks . I appreciated .

    Johnnyboy, Apr 18, 2008
  4. Hi
    From the weakest to the strongest, Wireless security capacity is.
    No Security
    MAC______(Band Aid if nothing else is available).
    WEP64____(Easy, to "Brake" by knowledgeable people).
    WEP128___(A little Harder, but "Hackable" too).
    WPA-PSK__(Very Hard to Brake ).
    WPA-AES__(Not functionally Breakable)
    WPA2____ (Not functionally Breakable).
    Note 1: WPA-AES the the current entry level rendition of WPA2.
    Note 2: If you use WinXP and did not updated it you would have to download
    the WPA2 patch from Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893357
    The documentation of your Wireless devices (Wireless Router, and Wireless
    Computer's Card) should state the type of security that is available with
    your Wireless hardware.
    All devices MUST be set to the same security level using the same pass
    Therefore the security must be set according what ever is the best possible
    of one of the Wireless devices.
    I.e. even if most of your system might be capable to be configured to the
    max. with WPA2, but one device is only capable to be configured to max . of
    WEP, to whole system must be configured to WEP.
    If you need more good security and one device (like a Wireless card that can
    do WEP only) is holding better security for the whole Network, replace the
    device with a better one.
    Setting Wireless Security - http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Security.html
    The Core differences between WEP, WPA, and WPA2 -
    Jack (MVP-Networking).
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Apr 18, 2008
  5. Johnnyboy

    John Guest

    I wonder how many times you've used this template (or copy/paste)
    John, Apr 18, 2008
  6. Johnnyboy

    James Egan Guest

    Old habits are hard to break. Or is that brake?...lol

    James Egan, Apr 18, 2008
  7. Johnnyboy

    smlunatick Guest

    Seen this "dozen" of times and the wireless (WiFi) security has not have any
    newel security level yet!

    Unfortunately, spelling still has problems.
    smlunatick, Apr 21, 2008
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