WAP or WEP, which is best?

  Salut 16:13 07 Feb 2008

I have recently been upgraded to Orange Livebox. I have seen comment elsewhere regarding wirless security. I am connected via the ethernet, but my son uses the wireless connection.

I have found that to maintain connection I have had to close Zonealarm firewall, so, I now rely on the Livebox firewall.

Firstly, which is the safer mode WAP or WEP. The default is WEP. If I need to change to WAP, how and waht problems might I create for the remote computer?

Secondly, is the default Livebox firewall secure enough with any changes above?

  TopCat® 16:30 07 Feb 2008

click here WAP is certainly more secure than WEP. TC.

  tullie 16:32 07 Feb 2008

I take it you mean WPA,which is more secure?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:22 07 Feb 2008

To change the setting

1. Connect to the live box with an ethernet cable.

2. click here or type http:// configuration.adsl/ (without the space) in your browser address line.

3. you will now be connected to the livebox click on "Access to the configuration pages (access to these pages is restricted, you must have the password)."

4. Input the username and password (admin for both if you have not changed it)

5. Click Configuration - Advanced - Wireless

6. You will see that it is set to WPA or WEP security click and set to WPA security only

7. Click submit and wait for the livebox to reset itself.

8. Disconnect the ethernet cable and you now should be able to connect by wireless

retry with Zonealarm switched on.

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