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Can you run WEP and WPA simultaniously?

I have a DIR655 router and the laptop equivelent adaptor but i have a linksys WMB54G that will only do WEP, anyway around this to get the N speed and still have my WMB54G?

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  • williebignut Apr 20, 2009

    I think i might have been confusing in my question. The WMB54G is a wireless music bridge device not a switch or router. It will only handle WEP. If i have WPA or higher on my Dlink router, do all devices connected to it have to be able to use WPA as well? Or if i turn security off on the WMB54G will it work just fine?

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If you did do both simultaneously, and you can on the separate systems, you would experience a severe denigration of your service in terms of speed and the real possibility of a lot of down time.

Yes, you can, but should you is the real question. If the linksys only does WEP and you want the N speed, then switch off the encryption of the lynksys.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

  • Maurice B Thomas
    Maurice B Thomas Apr 20, 2009

    WEP is very slow.....WPA is faster .. Wifi is Slow...Cat 5 is faster.

    The fact that your wireless link has WEP ONLY and has to send its signals in both directions through a combination of dissimilar encryption routines just promises that you will be somewhat disappointed with the performance of your wireless link.

    It also suggests that the particular wireless device you have chosen is a mismatch to your network.

    You will, on occasion, get totally garbled results with such a network configuration as you have described.

    Carefully shop for a wireless device that will allow you to use WPA and a standard key, therefore for your entire network, or you will be back asking why your network is bogged down with unreconcilable packets of data.


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