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WPA Configuration

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Hairyworm, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. Hairyworm

    Hairyworm Guest

    Hi, im now currently doin a project for my sch. It requires WPA for the wireless security but i know nuts abt it.

    Izit possible if some1 can show me how to configure it?

    The router is WRT54GL. Currently there are WPA Personal and WPA Enterprise. I dunno wad is the main difference between them.

    And what's the difference between WPA and WPA2.

    Any help will be greatly appreaciated.
  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Welcome to LinksysInfo.org

    The simplest is to go with WPA Personal - you simply need to configure a network key on the router and use the same key to connect to the network on the wireless device.

    WPA was created as a stopgap to improve wireless networking security while IEEE 802.11i (aka WPA2) was being drafted and rectified. WPA supports TKIP encryption method, but many manufacturers like Linksys added the stronger AES encryption support, which is the underlying raison d'être for WPA2. For details, please see http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/WPA/WPA2

    Some wireless devices do not support WPA2 or WPA, e.g., older 802.11b devices, so make sure you configure the network using the most common supported encryption method on all your devices.
  3. -Kai-

    -Kai- LI Guru Member

    WPA enterprise also requires a RADIUS server to authenticate. if you do not have one of those then personal would do just fine.

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