aes encryption?

  lelole76 13:37 01 Jun 2007

I have recently set up a wireless network with a Buffalo router (WHR-G54S if you're interested!)

It syas under encryption it recommends AES encryption if your client supports it, otherwise WEP is better than nothing, and TKIP is better than WEP but slow.

I have seen on this site that WEP is old technology and not really recommended and that poeple are suggesting using WPA? Is this the same as one of my options? What should I do? Not sure if the laptop supports AES, and don't know how to find out! Running XP and has a broadcom wireless adaptor I believe.

I seem to always ask but never be able to answer! Appreciate any help...

  bremner 13:59 01 Jun 2007

WPA defines the use of Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) as an additional replacement for WEP encryption. click here

You must be sure that the wireless on the laptop supports WPA. I have just found that my 54g PC Card does not support WPA only WEP.

Give details of the laptop and we should be able to say yeah or neigh.

  lelole76 20:47 01 Jun 2007

Oh ok...
The laptop I have is a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro click here

Leah x

  lelole76 09:46 02 Jun 2007


  bremner 11:54 02 Jun 2007

I have unsuccessfully tried to find specs for the wifi on your laptop.

You should have a look in the manual or take a look at the options on the wifi set up and see if WEP is an option.

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