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    Wireless Security - WEP/WPA

    If you use them, how often do you change you WEP/WPA Keys?


    I used to keep the same one all the time, even the same key on 2 different routers, but I'm going to start changing them once a month.
    We don't really have anything important files/documents on the network, but it's just the idea that I do not want anybody getting into my LAN.

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    WPA is much more secure and no so important to routinely change your key, but monthly would be more than adequate. WEP is too easy to crack, I wouldn't even use it.

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    both of my routers have options for WPA keys.

    But I don't see an option for WPA in either of the 2 laptops NIC drivers.

    http://users.cablemo.net/~balakov100...l/Pics/key.JPG

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    First make sure you have SP2 installed, it dramatically improved wireless support. Also change network authentication to shared to enable WPA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnosteele52
    First make sure you have SP2 installed, it dramatically improved wireless support. Also change network authentication to shared to enable WPA.

    oh yeah I have SP2..

    did't know you had to change the top one to get to WPA

    thanks

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    Hello all.

    I'm new to this newtworking stuff and just installed a D-Link DI-524 wireless router and a DWL-G630 adaptor card in my laptop.

    The laptop is running XP Pro SP2 and as mentioned above I can't enable WPA encryption. Even if I change the authentication to shared it still only gives me the "disable" and "WEP" choices.

    Any help is appreciated.

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    Ok, I've managed to enable WPA-PSK encryption but noe the connection from my laptop keeps on disconnecting.

    Any suggestions?

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