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    Security encrption type.

    This is a discussion on Security encrption type. within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi all, In the router options - INCORRECT (This should be wireless network card settings) what security type would anyone ...

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      Security encrption type.

      Hi all,

      In the router options - INCORRECT (This should be wireless network card settings) what security type would anyone be advising me to use TKIP or AES? Is there any influance upon choosing a form of security type from the different wireless computers / consoles I am using to connect to the router and in turn the internet?

      Any help appreciated.

      If anyone requires anymore information on my system set-up before answering the above question please just post a reply.

      Thanks for your time.

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      Re: Security encrption type.

      The Sky router is set up with WPA wireless sercurity as default, thats why they send you a passcode with your router. I am only aware of WPA and WEP wireless sercurity WPA being the newer and more sercure technology.
      You can also set up a wireless access list in your router menu which will only allow computers with MAC codes that you have specified to connect to your wireless network.

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      Re: Security encrption type.

      Quote Originally Posted by Koala5 View Post
      The Sky router is set up with WPA wireless sercurity as default, thats why they send you a passcode with your router. I am only aware of WPA and WEP wireless sercurity WPA being the newer and more sercure technology.
      You can also set up a wireless access list in your router menu which will only allow computers with MAC codes that you have specified to connect to your wireless network.
      Sorry you are quite right and I am using WPA wirelss security as default. The TKIP and AES security come into its own not in the routers menus as I previously entered but when I am configuring the options in any of my wirelss network cards - I then have the choise of TKIP or AES which of these two should I be using and is there any advantage to using either of these two options?

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      Re: Security encrption type.

      From reading THIS article it seems you should use TKIP, if you are using WPA.

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      Re: Security encrption type.

      Try AES and if it doesn't work (which it probably won't) use TKIP. WPA specification is for TKIP, however while WPA2 (802.11i) was being ratified (back in 2005) some WPA drivers started support AES in preparation for WPA2 (which specifies AES).

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      Re: Security encrption type.

      Thanks all for the info very informative.

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