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Jack \(MVP-Networking\).
04-17-08, 06:57 PM
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
phrase.
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 -
http://www.ezlan.net/wpa_wep.html
Jack (MVP-Networking).

"Johnnyboy" <Johnnyboy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F245D565-7E89-42F9-B8E5-F7446A390FF2@microsoft.com...
> 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
>
> Thanks

John
04-17-08, 07:04 PM
I wonder how many times you've used this template (or copy/paste)
:-)

"Jack (MVP-Networking)." <jack@discussiongroup.com> wrote in message
news:u2JxJbOoIHA.1580@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> 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
> phrase.
> 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 -
> http://www.ezlan.net/wpa_wep.html
> Jack (MVP-Networking).
>
> "Johnnyboy" <Johnnyboy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F245D565-7E89-42F9-B8E5-F7446A390FF2@microsoft.com...
>> 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
>>
>> Thanks
>

James Egan
04-18-08, 02:10 AM
On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 17:04:09 -0700, "John" <a> wrote:

>I wonder how many times you've used this template (or copy/paste)
>:-)

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


Jim.

smlunatick
04-21-08, 03:29 PM
Seen this "dozen" of times and the wireless (WiFi) security has not have any
newel security level yet!

Unfortunately, spelling still has problems.

On 17/04/2008 "John" <a> wrote:
>I wonder how many times you've used this template (or copy/paste)
>:-)
>
>"Jack (MVP-Networking)." <jack@discussiongroup.com> wrote in message
>news:u2JxJbOoIHA.1580@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> 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
>> phrase.
>> 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 -
>> http://www.ezlan.net/wpa_wep.html
>> Jack (MVP-Networking).
>>
>> "Johnnyboy" <Johnnyboy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:F245D565-7E89-42F9-B8E5-F7446A390FF2@microsoft.com...
>>> 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
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>
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