Posted 21 February 2009 - 01:50 PM
OK, let us go step by step. My router gives me this options:
A. NETWORK ID
Ok it is just the name, the SSID. It has no implications for safety at all.
Ok I selected a number between 1 and 13. I have a tool to monitor WiFi in my area, and I know my neighbors have different channels, but I do not know why or what is that good for.
I can choose between WEP, 802.1X, WPA, WPA2, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK. Wow that is a lot of options. We spoke about WPA and WPA2, but what is 802.1X and PSK?
D. AUTHENTICATION TYPE
This gives me 3 options: OPEN; SHARED KEY; BOTH. What is this good for? I selected OPEN.
E. WEP ENCRYPTION
2 options here: 64 bit, 128 bit. No idea what is the difference, but I selected 64 bit.
F. KEY MODE
HEX or ASCII. I selected HEX, but what if I select ASCII?
G. WEP KEY
I have WEP KEY 1, 2, 3, 4. I only have WEP KEY 1 filled in. WEP KEY 2, 3, 4 is blank. No idea why I would need the second, third, or forth WEP KEY? If the WEP key automatically generated, or do I need to type it in? If I select WAP, will this change its name to WAP key?
So I have only very limited knowledge of my router. That is why I appreciate our discussion on this topic. I am learning a lot here.
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