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Solved: WPA As Security Setting?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Herringbone, Feb 19, 2013.

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  1. Herringbone

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    My N300 wireless router is dual band, but you can only set 1 band for the highest security setting, WPA2-PSK. The other band stays at WPA-PSK, regardless...

    Is the WPA-PSK setting still reliable as a WiFi security setting?
     
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    Certainly interesting! I wonder why we haven't heard more in the four+ years since that article. ???
     
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    I had not realized that the article was that old. I'll see if I can find something more recent than that.
     
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    So...there is a possibility WPA might not be as secure as thought...?
     
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    Personally, I see no reason to use WPA unless there are problems using WPA2, which terrynet said is pretty common. To me, WPA can be comprised, but I think for most home users, WPA is still considered secure. I think for it to be compromised would require someone who really knows what they are doing and it would definitely would have to be a targeted attack. For the majority of home users, they will never experience this type of sophisticated attack.
     
  8. Herringbone

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    Right, I'd prefer not to use WPA, but my Tenda N60 Dual-Band Router doesn't let you select WPA2 for both bands simultaneously--go figure....
     
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    I would just make sure to use a long, auto generated password. You should be fine then. When googling whether or not WPA is secure, I see too many varied opinions to make a definite answer.
     
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    If it's that much of a concern, I'd just replace the router with one that has the ability to do WPA2 on both bands. Dual band routers are so inexpensive now with the capability to do WPA2 on both channels I'd spend the money versus wasting any more time on this issue.
     
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    Agreed
     
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