Wpa wpa2?!

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  1. court_b2000

    court_b2000 New Member

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    Ok so I have figured out my wireless router supports WPA and WPA2 encryption and i have dual active firewalls-SPI and NAT... I use a d-link DIR-615 router... so i dont know how to change my password from a "word" to the encrypted version.. this is silly....
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    I am sorry I don't know much aboiut WPA or WPA2, I use WEP. If your router uses that, then try that until you can find a fix for WPA or WPA2 - I am sorry I can't help with the WPA issue. But if you set to WEP, and enter a passphrase - convert it to hexidecimal and note which key you are using and enter that. You can also go to http://wepkey.com and convert your password to hexidecimal there.
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    but wep is not as secure as wpa/ wpa2
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    Well, of course not, but at least it is better than using no encryption at all, and I have been using WEP for years and never once had an intrusion.

    If you are fluent in WPA or WPA2 why not suggest a fix?
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    im not... lol... my computer does all my networking

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    but i do know wep is not as secure...
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    I am sure that the original poster will find your information helpful.

    As a home user I am not so incredibly worried about the level of encryption needed to hack in to my network - that fact that I have SOME is enough for most uses. It's like the difference between putting up a 6 inch steel door with a padlock (WEP) and a 12 inch steel door with 3 padlocks (WPA). For the average person, they only need the 6 inch door with a padlock, however if you are running a business with sensitive data, of course you would want the 12 inch door with triple padlock, but the fact is that both will keep out the average user who is simply trying to connect to unsecured networks.
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    If you are going to use wpa use wpa2 as that has not been cracked yet, also use AES as it is much faster encryptionethod than TKIP
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    just set it up like it does normally, it encrypts itself i think. and...
    true, wep is a 12-15 (??) character password, while WPA is a 21 character password i beileve.

    personally i use WPA. because with WEP it's easier to crack.

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