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steveox152
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎03-14-2011
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Rotuer Security Question

I dont really know the difference between the different router security modes.  Right now mine is set too WPA Personal.  What is the best setting for my home network so noone can use my internet.

 

My options are

WEP

WPA Personal

WPA2 Personal

WPA Enterprise

WPA2 Enterprise

Radius

UnknownHero
Posts: 295
Registered: ‎06-29-2006

Re: Rotuer Security Question

Hello.

 

Click here to see the differences between security modes.

 

WPA2 Personal + wireless MAC filter should be good enough.

willrk
Posts: 42
Registered: ‎03-11-2011

Re: Rotuer Security Question

If you're an ordinary home user, WPA2 Personal (note that it's WPA2, not WPA) AKA WPA2-PSK is what you need. Using a strong password, it's considered unbreakable. Avoid variants with "TKIP" in their name if possible and stick to "AES". Things like not broadcasting SSID and MAC filtering just make your life more difficult without adding any real additional security.

crndpty
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-30-2011

Re: Rotuer Security Question

I seem to have lost my secure connection. I am not remembering how to make the connection secure again as it has been about a year since I set this up and can't seem to find my original papers for the router. Any help is greatly appreciated!!

troia
Posts: 450
Registered: ‎10-01-2006

Re: Rotuer Security Question


crndpty wrote:

I seem to have lost my secure connection. I am not remembering how to make the connection secure again as it has been about a year since I set this up and can't seem to find my original papers for the router. Any help is greatly appreciated!!


 

what is the model number of your router?

 

you may follow the instructions in this link

Murray Todd
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-30-2011

Re: Rotuer Security Question

my HP printer is asking for a WPS-enabled router.  What is that and how do I enable it?

Murray

troia
Posts: 450
Registered: ‎10-01-2006

Re: Rotuer Security Question

what is the model number of your router?

WPS is a router feature, not an option for you to turn off/on. it is either you have a WPS functionality on your router or not.

gravturb
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-16-2011

Re: Rotuer Security Question

How do I secure my connection?

rmesser1953
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-18-2011

Re: Rotuer Security Question

How do i change my security method to WPA@- PSK (AES)?

Gabby
Posts: 181
Registered: ‎04-20-2010

Re: Rotuer Security Question

 


gravturb wrote:

How do I secure my connection?


 


rmesser1953 wrote:

How do i change my security method to WPA@- PSK (AES)?


Follow the steps here:  Setting-Up WEP, WPA or WPA2 Wireless Security on a Linksys Wireless Router