12-08-2009 11:48 AM
Much to my dismay, I have discovered that my recently purchased Range Expander (WRE54G) does not support WPA2-PSK security which was what I was running on my wireless network. So, since I have to downgrade my wireless network to WPA-PSK security, I have a few questions:
1) How much less secure is WPA-PSK vs. WPA2-PSK?
2) With WPA-PSK I have a choice between TKIP and AES encryption. Which one provides more security?
Thanks in advance,
12-08-2009 02:15 PM
1. WPA2 was rebuilt from ground up because the powers that be were worried about potential security vunerabilities with WPA. I believe WPA has been cracked, but it is better than WEP by a large margin. To ensure your system is secure make sure you do not broadcast your SSID, change default passwords, Turn on MAC address filtering.
12-08-2009 06:35 PM
Mahalo nui loa (Thank you very much) for your reply. I kind of thought that WAP had been compromised, otherwise why bother to create WAP2?
Is there a resource on the web that you know of that explains all the different options with WAP and WAP2 in language a non-network guru can understand.
Take care, and I owe you some chocolate covered macadamia nuts.
12-09-2009 01:57 AM