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    TalkTalk shows why wireless routers should ship with WPA enabled

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      Question TalkTalk shows why wireless routers should ship with WPA enabled

      With Talk-Talk putting Wi-Fi security up front on the Beeb news could I just get something confirmed please?
      My Sagem 2504 shipped with WPA-PSK as the set security option.
      The next option is WPA-802.1x Security Encryption..??
      Is this WPA2? Or is it something else.
      Also I read that WPA/WPA2 is said to come with TKIP (RC4) or CCMP (AES).
      A little help with this please as applied to SKY's routers?
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      Re: TalkTalk shows why wireless routers should ship with WPA enabled

      I have not seen/heard the report you mention but all the Sky routers come with WPA-PSK using TKIP enabled by default. The routers can all support WPA2, but not when using the Sky Firmware. Hopefully in the next firmware update this will be added.

      If you have not already done so you should change the simple default key to a more secure one. You can use up to 63 ASCII characters, so make it as difficult as possible.

      WPA-802.1x is used by RADIUS servers which authenticates users before allowing them access. It is not really suitable for domestic use. More here -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RADIUS

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      Re: TalkTalk shows why wireless routers should ship with WPA enabled

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      I have not seen/heard the report you mention
      thinkbroadband :: TalkTalk shows why wireless routers should ship with WPA enabled
      You should watch TV more. lol.
      Thanks for the help.
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      Re: TalkTalk shows why wireless routers should ship with WPA enabled

      I watch, or should I say listen to BBC News all day. The only thing I have heard today is about the 'scareware security' scams becoming very common. 'Mr Symantec' was rolled out telling everyone to buy software, no mention of all the free alternates or using a safe browser.

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      Re: TalkTalk shows why wireless routers should ship with WPA enabled

      Mr Symantec - didn't he use to be a character in Last of the Summer Wine?
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