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Old February 26th, 2009, 06:49 AM
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Hello,
Well thanks to some great help I have DG834PN my router up and running now but when I do a network list on my laptop it show my DG834PN as a
"Unsecured Wireless Network"

Now I have set on "Turn Access Control on" and put my laptops MAC in it and tested it working just fine. I have also tested this works by putting an incorrect MAC in and proved my laptop would not access the network.

I have also turn ON:
Enable Wireless Access Point
Allow broadcast of Name (SSID)
Wireless Isolation

Also I have set Security WPA2-802 1x and
Set a Radious Server Name
Set the radious port
Shared Key

But from my laptop shows in the network list as "Unsecured Wireless Network"

Many thanks IMK
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Old February 26th, 2009, 06:58 AM
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Have you changed the SSID from the default 'Netgear' to be sure it's your network you see?
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Old February 26th, 2009, 07:10 AM
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Default Re: Why is my net: Unsecured Wireless Network

Andy many thanks for the reply.
Sorry but forgot to mention when I changed the other setting I changed the default NETGEAR name also.

Also on my lapto all the other wireless networks I can see in the list all show as secured.

Any other ideas please?

Again many thanks IMK
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Old February 26th, 2009, 09:08 AM
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Delete any stored profile relating to your network, then re-scan and re-connect. Or download Netstumbler for a second opinion.
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Hello,
So after some testing it appears that it is my laptop that can not conform to WPA-802.1x or WPA2-802.1x.
Inasmuch as if I set the DG834PN to WPA-PSK + WPA2-PSK or lower encrition then the connect is setup as secure, however if I use WPA-802.1x or WPA2-802.1x then the connection is NOT setup as secure.

So not sure where the prolem is inasmuch as is it a problem with the
AR5007EG (microcode) or the AR5007EG driver or XP Pro SP3 or some combination of them.

Any ideas please?

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Old February 26th, 2009, 04:31 PM
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for regular encryption ( home user setup) you do not use WPA-802.1x or WPA2-802.1x.

you use WPA or WPA2.
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Old February 26th, 2009, 05:49 PM
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There is no reason you couldn't use 802.1x in a home network - I would consider it overkill for most homes, but as long as you're willing to install the rest of the gear required to support it ...
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Old February 26th, 2009, 11:20 PM
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Hello and many thanks for the info.

However my network is a home/business network inasmuch as I am a software developer and would like to keep my work secure.

But when fiddling last evening I found some new drivers for the Atheros AR5007EG on the ASUS web site and when I installed them it also installed a Atheros utility that allows me to configure WPA-802 for the AR5007EG. So I guess now I have the tools it is just a matter of figuring out what I really need to do.

Any recommendation are always most gratefully received, again many thanks.

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Hello and many thanks for the info.

However my network is a home/business network inasmuch as I am a software developer and would like to keep my work secure.

But when fiddling last evening I found some new drivers for the Atheros AR5007EG on the ASUS web site and when I installed them it also installed a Atheros utility that allows me to configure WPA-802 for the AR5007EG. So I guess now I have the tools it is just a matter of figuring out what I really need to do.

Any recommendation are always most gratefully received, again many thanks.

IMK

read this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/802.1x
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Old February 27th, 2009, 06:30 AM
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That's an interesting read June - thanks for the link - at the very least it makes it clear what I was referring to when I spoke of installing the rest of the gear required to support it.

I just though I'd mention it, since that page doesn't - 802.1x authentication is not limited to wireless - many of the newer network switches now have the "authenticator" code required and can be used to control access to the wired LAN also.
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