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dewleng
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-11-2006

Strongest encryption for wireless?

Hello all, new to the technology, but, what is the strongest encryption for wireless?  I see all these acronyms(WEP, WPA2) but I have no idea what does what and which one is better.  Thanks for the help.
Posts: 283
Registered: ‎10-12-2006

Re: Strongest encryption for wireless?

 
wep is lvl 1
wpa personal is lvl 2
wpa2 is lvl 3
 
wpa2 is the stronger than wpa personal and wep. before choosing what type of encryption, make sure your computer is compatible with the type of encryption you choose. Goodluck!
rakeshjmd
Posts: 42
Registered: ‎11-02-2006

Re: Strongest encryption for wireless?

please select 128 bit security & try to enter encryption as 1a2b3c4d5e6a7b8c9d0e12ab34
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Posts: 12,649
Registered: ‎07-16-2006

Re: Strongest encryption for wireless?



rakeshjmd wrote:
please select 128 bit security & try to enter encryption as 1a2b3c4d5e6a7b8c9d0e12ab34





What is all this about?
firejosh2000
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-11-2006

Re: Strongest encryption for wireless?

That would be an example of a key code that you could use for you encryption. Also if you are using XP you can go to RUN and type "cmd" then type ipconfig/all on all the computers you have on the wireless network. If you take down all of the physical or MAC addresses then you can limit access to your network to only those MAC addresses. This means that even if someone were to guess your key they wouldn't have the MAC address (which is assigned to the hardware at the manufacturer) to access the network.
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Re: Strongest encryption for wireless?

No. I know what the hex string is. But what relevance for a question of the strongest encryption for wireless has it to quote a fixed, 128bit wep key? If the OP does exactly that how does that help to understand which is the strongest encryption?
dewleng
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-11-2006

Re: Strongest encryption for wireless?

Within WAP:  what is the difference between TKIP or AES?
 
What about RADIUS, what is that?
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Re: Strongest encryption for wireless?

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WPA2: AES is a new encryption algorithm, different from the one used with TKIP. (newer may mean that an older wireless card does not offer it...)

RADIUS: is for larger networks or businesses which run a RADIUS server which does the authentication. This allows you to connect to a wireless network using your normal username & password (or whatever the RADIUS server knows about). You don't want to use it.

See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_Protected_Access

Message Edited by gv on 11-13-200607:31 AM