dlink dsl g604T - wpa or wep

  pookie 12:29 04 Dec 2008
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hi

i have posted this on help forum but probably better on this on.


for the dlink wireless modem/router should i use wep or wpa security? which is more secure? If i do a view available networks it picks up several of my neighbours so i guess they can see mine as well. I am single pc user ie no home network/sharing etc.

cheers

P

  pookie 15:29 04 Dec 2008

and if wpa do i use hex or string (and what are they/what do i enter?)

  brundle 17:22 04 Dec 2008

WPA is more secure. Think of any reasonably long and unguessable password, enter it into the router when setting up and your PC when you connect to the wireless network - you only need to do it once and the PC will save it for future use.

  pookie 08:40 05 Dec 2008

perfect - thanks Brundle

  dawood 01:23 06 Dec 2008

If your router can support WPA2 encryption, use this! This is the most secure wireless encryption as I know. WEP is simple too vulnerable, and WPA encryption can be hacked as well.

dawood
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  brundle 11:01 06 Dec 2008

Yes, I should have said WPA2 but you're hardly at risk with WPA and decent password.

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