Jump to content

Wireless encryption

Chris H

Recommended Posts

Have always set my encryption on my router to WEP cos it works.


But with the state of wifi connectivity on linux today should I be looking at something else?


My router has the option of:








Any I should be looking at?





[moved from Software by spinynorman]

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On my XyZEL router I have WPA2-PSK, I don't know which encryption TKIP or AES because it doesn't give the choise.

On my D-Link I have WPA-PSK with TKIP and I don't have any trouble with connection an any of them.

Edited by orts
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have a mixture of both modes, then I can either use WPA-PSK or WPA-PSK2 depending on what the card supports. My new laptop will do both, whereas the older laptop will only do WPA-PSK. WPA-PSK is TKIP and WPA-PSK2 is AES.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You should definitely use at least WPA. WEP is so easily breakable at this point that it's virtually indistinguishable from running no encryption at all; you can download point-and-click GUI tools for Windows and OS X that will break into any WEP network in about 20 seconds.


Using WPA-PSK is just as easy as using WEP, it works pretty much the same as far as you the user is concerned: you just set a key on the router and set the same key on all the clients.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...