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#1 eggway

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 03:42 AM

i have a wireless router DL-524, what Key Mode (HEX or ASCII) is the best protection?? And what type of Security encryption (WEP to WAP2(AES) to WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK) is the best?? How do i configure for the best type of encryption??

The laptop is a MAC book with window XP home OS, which i want to connect to my wireless access point. The encryption used before was WEP 128bit. Now, i want to increase the encryption to the best.


Someone told me that WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK was the best. so i change my encryption from WEP to WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK.
The problem was that my mac book was able to connect to the access point but could not able to surf the internet.



Can u help me please. Thankz...

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 04:59 AM

WEP is the worst form of Encryption (apart from none at all), and the most secure is WPA2-PSK, but the majority of people will use WPA-PSK (which is still very secure).

If you are concerned about security then make sure you use a long key, get one from here https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm

As for not connecting to the internet, are you 100% sure your ISP settings are entered correctly? and have you checked the basics like your firewall?

#3 eggway

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 05:53 AM

i mean is that my desktop could surf the internet. cos it was connect by LAN cable.

The problem is that my mac book cant surf the net when my wireless use WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK.
the mac book can only surf the net with WEP 128bit.

how do i configure my mac book to use WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK encrption??
The mac book is with window xp home OS.

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 07:40 AM

When you changed your Encryption to WPA- PSK, have you changed it via your router, as well as the wireless management settings on your mac?

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 02:47 AM

yes, i did.




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