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WAG325N mixed mode security WPA+WPA2

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by johndoll, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. johndoll

    johndoll LI Guru Member

    Hi,

    Does anyone know if the WAG325N is supposed to support simultaneous connections from WPA and WPA2 clients? The fact that it has a WPA2 TKIP+AES option would indicate to me that WPA fallback is available, but maybe I'm reading it wrong.

    Even my basic Belkin 54G router can do WPA+WPA2 mixed mode.

    Linksys tech support have been no help so far.


    Thanks
     
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    My understanding it this is what TKIP+AES is, it supports WPA and WPA2 clients. However WPA2 introduced AES-based algorithm and CCMP (Cipher Block Chaining Message Authentication Code Protocol) I dont know if this is backward compatible with WPA
     
  3. johndoll

    johndoll LI Guru Member

    Thanks for the post Toxic.

    The reason I want to enable WPA+WPA2 is because the router is being used to provide guest access for a small business which will have many & varied clients connecting, for which we would like to provide the highest level of security available, whilst still providing a default level for older hardware.

    Unfortunately I have limited physical access to the router (remote management only at the moment), so testing of various options is problematic at this stage. I was hoping someone may have tested this in real life.

    I've already had 2 users not being able to connect (XP SP2 WZC - no WPA2 patch) until I turned the protocol back to WPA.
     

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