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Which is the best for securing a router

Hi,

May I know which is the best method to securing a wireless router?
AES or PSK or TKIP?

Hope to get some enlightenment.
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Right now WPA2 is the best encrytion available for wireless routers. When they first came out it was WEP, then WAP now its WAP2, 128 Key encryption. And you can hide your SSID from broadcastings, finally always set the WEP along with the WPA2.

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How do you write an ASCII network encryption key?


Hello. Wireless security strength depends on the mode of encryption you are going to use (WEP, WPA-PSK [TKIP], WPA2-PSK [AES], WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES]).
WPA-PSK should be enough to secure your Wireless network.

ASCII - Choose from any key available on the keyboardHexadecimal - Characters ( 0~9 and A~F)

  • Before setting up wireless security on the router, make sure the computer you are going to use to setup wireless security is directly connected to the router using an Ethernet cable(wired).

  • To setup wireless security on the router, access the router user by typing http://www.routerlogin.net or 192.168.1.1 in the address field of your browser and then press Enter.
  • Enter admin for the router user name and your password (or the default, password).
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  • Choose Wireless Settings from the Menu on the left.
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  • Select WPA-PSK under Security Options. Input the Passphrase.
Passphrase can be 8~63 Hexadecimal characters or 8~63 ASCII characters.
Take note of the passphrase then click Apply.
Hope this helps. Have a nice day.

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Have a Linksys Wireless router Model WRT160N Security is set at WPA2 Personal i can not get my new iPAD to connect when i diasable Security it connects I am looking for a suggestion I also need...


@joea1956

Try the following:

1. If you want WPA2 encryption on your router, (which also have higher security and compatibility issues with wireless cards), you could try WPA2-TKIP (which is standard encryption and made compatible for all wireless cards) or WPA2-AES (for specific wireless cards that are unable to connect to TKIP encryption)

2. If Step 1 won't work, try to lower your security encryption to WPA-PSK (either TKIP or AES) and try again. If this works, your IPAD2's wireless card doesn't support WPA2 encryption yet.

If all of the above fails, I do not recommend WEP since it's easily cracked (for advanced users) but you could try it as a last resort.


Good luck.

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I would like to put a password on my moden but how plz tell?


Hello and welcome to FixYa;

connect to the buffalo router via an ethernet cable.. then.


click this link

192.168.11.1

(if link isn't working, copy and paste 192.168.11.1 in a new tab in your browser)

Basic Settings

Wireless

Wireless Encryption (WEP/TKIP/AES)

select TKIP or AES. or you can

Hit Advanced button at top right of HOME page.

Wireless Config > 802.11g,

under Wireless Encryption choose TKIP or AES,

you can input your WPA-PSK (Previously Shared Key)


KittyTech

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How to lock my router


in your browser type in 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 ( usually the first one)
when prompted for username type admin and password admin
Select "Wireless Settings" from Setup Menu in left hand navigation bar
Under "wireless network" type in your desired network name in SSID box
Under "security options" select WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES]
Enter your desired password into "passphrase" box
Click Apply


http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/112

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Cant get the ps3 to connect to router with password that i set up...computer does just fine


change the wireless security settings options in router Security Options None
WEP WPA-PSK [TKIP] WPA2-PSK [AES] WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES]try this link it might help http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps3/current/settings/connectwireless.html

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Pls help me to set a password on my Wifi, thanks


From the HOME page (192.168.11.1),
Basic Settings > Wireless > Wireless Encryption (WEP/TKIP/AES), select TKIP or AES. - or - Hit Advanced button at top right of HOME page.
Wireless Config > 802.11g, under Wireless Encryption choose TKIP or AES, you can input your WPA-PSK (Previously Shared Key) Use 20 Character Key!
Use a minimum 20 character WPA Key.

For further clarifications, please revert!
Thanks for asking.

Regards,
Arvind S Iyer

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How do I secure the network


The securing process in your wireless router is set by choosing the "Wireless Settings" (with my Netgear, anyway) screen. The bottom portion of the screen lets you set various things re. security, like WEP, WPS-PSK (TKIP), WPA2-PSK (AES), and on. Different levels of security demand different types of passwords as well.

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How to make a secure connection.So far i have an open connection. My router is Belkin_G_Plus Mimo


Open the router page 192.168.1.1 >> type this in the internet explorer address bar.
1. the Home Page is displayed. Click Wireless from the left menu
8. Changing the Wireless Security Settings
Your Router is equipped with the latest security standard called Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2). It also supports the legacy security standard called Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). By default, wireless security is disabled. To enable security, you will need to determine which standard you want to use.
To access the security settings, click Security.
The Router features WPA2, which is the second generation of the WPA-based 802.11i standard. It offers a higher level of wireless security by combining advanced network authentication and stronger Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption methods.
2. You can configure wireless security/encrytion settings here. Select WPA-PSK (no server) from Security Mode drop-down menu. The new page will display on next screen
3.Setting WPA Security
Note: To use WPA security, your wireless network cards must be equipped with software that supports WPA. At the time this User Manual was published, a security patch from Microsoft is available for free download. This patch works only with Windows XP.
Your Router supports WPA-PSK (no server). WPA-PSK uses what is known as a pre-shared key as the security key. A pre-shared key is basically a password that is between eight and 39 characters long. It can be a combination of letters, numbers, or characters. Each client uses the same key to access the network. Typically this is the mode that will be used in a home environment.
Setting WPA-PSK
1. From the Security Mode drop-down menu, select WPA-PSK (no server).
2. For Encryption Technique, select TKIP or AES. This setting will have to be identical on the clients that you set up.
3. Enter your pre-shared key. This can be from eight to 39 characters and can be letters, numbers, or symbols. This same key must be used on all of the clients that you set up.

Jun 11, 2009 | Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO (F5D9230-4)...

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Need security option


The security code is set in the wireless section of the router. You need to access the router's setup page and go to wireless. Under security you will see the encryption key which you need for your adapter.
The setup page is at 192.168.0.1. Put that in your browser.
It will open to the router's setup page.
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. Enter your username and password now. By default the username is admin, and the password is password. Click the Ok button to log in to your router. Then go to wireless tab, then security.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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