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    Laptop security?

    This is a discussion on Laptop security? within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I have connected a laptop with a USB wireless adapter (using the XP software) and everything works fine except that ...

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      Laptop security?

      I have connected a laptop with a USB wireless adapter (using the XP software) and everything works fine except that when it connects automatically it says that the connection is insecure. I have been told that this is normal and that everything is OK so long as the security is setup OK on the router. Is this correct?


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      Re: Laptop security?

      The 4 level of security on the router are (off the top of my head) as follows:

      Disable = Bad! No encryption and very unsafe.
      WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) = Minimum level of encryption. Use it only if you can't use one of the last two.
      WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key) = What I'd call a "satisfactory" level of encryption. If you really need to go higher, you're probably a spy, in which case you'd already be using something higher.
      WPA-802.1x = Key intergration with RADIUS. If you have a RADIUS server, use this. If you haven't or don't know what on earth I'm on about, avoid it.

      Your laptop will be at the same level of encryption as the router, so I'd check that first to be safe.

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