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Wireless Security Options

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by touch33, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. touch33

    touch33 Network Guru Member

    Wireless Security for the WAG54 offer some options. I believe WPA is more secure, but which is preferrable? Radius or pre-shared key? and how do those settings relate to Airport settings in OSX, which offers WPA Personal and WPA Enterprise (and WPA2). If anyone can help, that would be great!
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Unless you have a Radius server in your network you cannot use Radius. The Radius server handled Authentication and Authorization, but there is no encryption. Some implementaions of firmware allow you to run a Radius server on a router. WPA Personal and WPA2 Personal are both use a PSK (i.e. Pre-Shared Key) WPA used TKIP and some vender implementations used AES based on the IEEE draft standard. There is encryption used either TKIP or AES. WPA Enterprise is not used on home networks, the Authentication and Authorization is handled by authetication server. See the www.wifi.org, www.Microsoft.com www.tomsnetworking.com for more information.
  3. touch33

    touch33 Network Guru Member

    ok, so i can only use the less secure WEP?
  4. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    No. you can use WPA Personal or WPA2 Personal.
  5. touch33

    touch33 Network Guru Member

    ok, thanks. but these are not listed in the wireless security settings, only the airport security options in osx
  6. ReDFlaG

    ReDFlaG Network Guru Member

    When you have a radius server you can use EAP-TLS to encrypt the data, and it's the securest encryption ( more secure than wep, wpa, wpa2).

    Certificate are very suitable when security is needed.

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