WPA2(AES+TKIP) more secure than WPA(TKIP only)?

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by BakersT, May 31, 2015.

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    BakersT Guest

    Does allowing TKIP encryption for WPA2 (as opposed to AES only)
    effectively "downgrade" its security to that of WPA (using TKIP only)? I
    have a device on my private, WPA-configured WiFi network that doesn't
    support AES but *will* work with WPA2 providing I configure it (the
    router) with "AES+TKIP"; is there any benefit to moving to WPA2 with
    AES+TKIP support? Thanks for any comments...
    BakersT, May 31, 2015
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    aaron Guest

    If you configure your SSID for TKIP+AES rather than AES only, this means
    that the group cipher will be the less secure TKIP rather than AES-CCMP.
    So theoretically your broadcast/multicast traffic would be less secure.
    (Not that I would stay up nights worrying about it.)

    aaron, Jun 19, 2015
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