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Old November 30th, 2007, 07:33 AM
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Question TKIP or AES - CCMP ???

HELP!

Someone... please tell me what to do.

Up until a few months ago, I had an XP computer.
As far as I was aware... I was using WPA with TKIP encryption type. On both my Router and Adapter.

Note : I am now using a new Netgear router DG834PN

Now I have Vista.
I had to set up my router (Netgear DDG834PN) manually (I'm not a computer genius )
But stupidly.. Somehow.. I presumed.. When I set up my WPA.. It would be.... TKIP

I was using the WPN111 adapter and that was set to TKIP... Bu I kept loosing connection.
So.. I started using the wireless b/g thing in my PC.
Much better connection. But... When I set it up... Vista set my WPA for my wireless b/g... To encryption type AES - CCMP
I just thought... That's Vista for you. And I changed it to TKIP.
But today I was shocked to realize... Vista had it right!

I downloaded one of those wireless gadgets for my side bar.
Xirrus Wi - Fi Monitor
It's brill But.... It showed me I have a problem.

My Wireless b/g in the PC was set to WPA encryption type TKIP
But my DG834PN Router was set to AES - CCMP


As I realized I have been using two different types of encryption...
I logged into my router and tried to change my encryption to TKIP
I couldn't find anywhere to change it. Or even see what encryption type my router is set to.
After I had recovered from another...
I decided the only thing I could do was change the Wireless b/g in my PC to AES - CCMP
I thought this would be the safest thing to do for now.

So Someone Please Help Me!

Please tell me - What is the best encryption type TKIP or AES - CCMP ?

If the best encryption type is TKIP...

Could someone... Please tell me how to change the encryption type on my router.

Not knowing if I should be using ( TKIP or AES - CCMP ) Is going to worry me sick

I know how to set my WPA... I just don't know how to set the encryption type for it.

Please Help Me...

Thank You!
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Old November 30th, 2007, 08:18 AM
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Me Again!

I should Have said WPA - PSK
Rather than just WPA.

I have just been reading the instructions (When logged in to my Router)....
It says - When using WPA - PSK... If there is No Choice of encryption to use... Then presume it is TKIP.
Well obviously this is not true in my case.

Could it be because I have Vista?

What is the best encryption and how do I set my routers encription?

Please Help!
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Old November 30th, 2007, 09:50 AM
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I'm Back again!

In Vista's - Network and Sharing Centre...
I've just been having another look at the Wireless b/g in my PC.

Vista has got it set WPA - Personal

Is this the same as WPA - PSK (As this is what my Router is set to!)

Just For The Record.... At This Moment.....

My router is set to WPA - PSK (Encryption Type.. AES - CCMP)
Wireless b/g thing in PC, is Now set to WPA - Personal (Encryption Type.. AES)

Maybe I should be using WPA2 (I really need some advice!)

My Router gives me these choices....

Disable
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
WPA - PSK (Wi - Fi Protected Access Pre - Shared Key)... (The one I am useing at the moment)
WPA2 - PSK (Wi - Fi Protected Access2 Pre - Shared Key)
WPA - PSK + WPA2 - PSK
WPA - 802.1x
WPA2 - 802.1x


From Vista's - Network and Sharing Centre... My Wireless b/g gives me these Choices....

No authentacation (Open)
Shared
WPA2 - Personal
WPA - Personal (The one I am using at the moment)
WPA2 - Enterprise
WPA - Enterprise
802.1x

So... What Goes with what?

How can I be sure... What encryption my router is using?

Should I try to use WPA2 - PSK ?

And... Does WPA2 - PSK match with WPA2 - Personal


Please someone... Give me some advice!
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Old November 30th, 2007, 01:37 PM
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I would first recommend for you to read: WPA INFO

(TKIP) is the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol, which dynamically changes keys as the system is used.

WPA-PSK Personal is the same as WPA-PSK TKIP...
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Old December 1st, 2007, 06:52 AM
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I would first recommend for you to read: WPA INFO

(TKIP) is the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol, which dynamically changes keys as the system is used.

WPA-PSK Personal is the same as WPA-PSK TKIP...

Thanks!

That really helped.

I've now set it to WPA2-PSK
This way I know I am using the correct encription.
I'm still puzzled as to why WPA-PSK was using AES as it really should have been by default... TKIP
I had no way of knowing there was anything wrong... Until I got that sidebar gadget.
Just goes to show how good it all works when I was connected with one thing using AES and one using TKIP.

Oh well!
I'm probably a lot better off now.

I did have another bit of a problem today.... Not sure how worried I should be!

I had a few failed attempts at logging in to my router.
Even though I'm sure I was typing in the correct password.
I did get in... in the end.
But it kept logging me out quicker than it should have been.
I've changed my password and reset the log out time.
But I'm still a bit concerned.
Maybe it's because my wireless connection isn't so good today.
Not sure if it's the... Quite a high wind outside.
Or... The neighbour next door with 3 (soon to be 5) computers...
All connected to a router not far enough from mine. And using the same ISP.

I'm sure our ISP is capping us as a street... Rather than individuals.

Anyway... Thank You!
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