On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 08:49:15 -0000, "Smirnoff"
<someone@nospam.invalid> wrote:

>1. Bearing in mind that no laptop or other device is going to connect
>wirelessly, which data encryption is best to use, AES or TKIP, and
>what's the difference?

AES is better. It is based on the rijndael block cipher whereas TKIP,
like WEP before it, is based on the RC4 stream cipher although the
implementation in WPA/TKIP is much more secure than in WEP

WPA/TKIP is for users running legacy hardware which can't handle AES.
Anything running WEP is supposedly software upgradable to WPA/TKIP
whereas WPA/AES won't work on some old gear.