TechSpot

Wireless is wep want to change to wpa

By Computergeek564
Aug 1, 2007
  1. Hiya

    Right this is how the story goes, i read the http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic77745-2.html article, and after reading that wep has been hacked and is easy to hack into i now definitely want to go wpa, my router is wpa ready.

    my router is the DG834GT from Netgear, and it supports 2 wpa abilities.

    1. WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key)
    2. WPA-802.1x

    I would like to know which 1 to choose, and what would be more secure as i am currently am on wep, and i live beside a petrol station, and there is a lot of cars that go in and out frequently, and im freaked out about war driving.

    If anyone could help, i would be very thankful.

    Thanks

    Regard Computergeek564 :wave:
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,517   +336

    any wpa is better than wep; HOWEVER, sometimes your WiFi adapter on the PC
    will only connect using one or the other and sadly, I've seen some that would
    only connect using WEP.

    to help you with another layer of security, config your router to only accept
    known MAC addresses and enter exactly ONE device-- your pc.
     
  3. Computergeek564

    Computergeek564 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 82

    yea i have done that to only let, my xbox 360, home pc, and laptop connect

    i shall try and see if wpa is compatible with my devices
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.