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Question Regarding WPA vs WEP Encryption

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Silvrrwulf, Feb 7, 2005.

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  1. Silvrrwulf

    Silvrrwulf Thread Starter

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    Just the logistics, I promise :).

    After reading teh well documented exploits, I've considered moving to WPA instead of WEP (although I figure if anyone is actually tenecious enough to break into my WEP network, they deserve the nothing they'll find). At any rate, My Netgear router gives something called a Key Lifetime in minutes. Now, I can't very well jump back to my router every hour on the hour to get my laptop to function, and the longest it will go is 999 minutes. This, while nice for a corperate network, is overkill in my two bedroom home.

    I suppose my question is - are all WPA networks set with keys that expire? This is teh first I've heard of it - otherwise, like licking toad, "eveyone is doing it;" WPA I mean.

    If you don't watch Family Guy, disreagard the toad comment, but still feel free to answer the question :). Thanks a lot!

    ~SilverWulf
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    The key is automatically changed for you, no user input required. I'd just leave it at it's default.
     
  3. Silvrrwulf

    Silvrrwulf Thread Starter

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    Thanks!

    :)
     
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