What Wireless Security Type?

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TerryNet

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WPA-PSK if all devices support it.

I assume that 128-bit WEP takes a little longer to crack than 64-bit, so that would be my second choice.
 

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TerryNet said:
WPA-PSK if all devices support it.

I assume that 128-bit WEP takes a little longer to crack than 64-bit, so that would be my second choice.
FWiW we are talking under one minute. :eek:

http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?newsid=8456
Now it takes just 3 seconds to extract a 104-bit WEP key from intercepted data using a 1.7GHz Pentium M processor. The necessary data can be captured in less than a minute, and the attack requires so much less computing power than previous attacks that it could even be performed in real time by someone walking through an office.​

Difference between 108 and 128 bit keys:

https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm
WEP key strength (key length) is sometimes confusing because, although there are only two widely accepted standard lengths, 40-bit and 104-bit, those lengths are sometimes confused by adding the 24-bit IV (initialization vector) counter to the length, resulting in 64-bit and 128-bit total key lengths.

However, the user only ever specifies a key of either 40 or 104 binary bits.​
 

TerryNet

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OK, the next time I see three German security researchers outside I'll just hand over my computer! :)

Interesting article, Chuck. But I think I'll still use 128-bit when can't use WPA. Just seems like if it's harder for me it should be harder for "them."
 

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I showed a similar article to my manager a couple of months ago and explained to him that our current router (that connected all desktop PCs and wireless notebooks to the business server) only supported WEP. I was installing a new WPA enabled router a few days later. The fun part was keeping some WEP only wireless security cameras accessible from the LAN and Internet

Mixing Wireless WEP and WPA in same building
http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=568284
http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=574797
 

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The weakness of WEP pushed me to using WPA all around here. :)
 
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