Quick Question on Wireless Home Security

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  1. halflife78

    halflife78 OT Supporter

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    I don't ever deal with wireless and I just got a new wireless router at home and setup the following security on it:

    WPA-PSK with AES data encryption with a 43 character key and MAC Address filtering.

    I know MAC address filtering isn't very secure but is WPA secure and is it more secure with AES or TKIP?

    Thanks for the info in advance, did a search but did not really see anything on this subject so sorry if it's been asked alot.
     
  2. toeshoes

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    My WPA is secure
     
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    Ok, thanks guys.

    I have SSID disabled also which doesn't help much. I am trying to figure out how to actually disable the wireless on this Linksys WRT54G until I need it since I won't use it hardly ever but I haven't found a way to yet.

    Edit. I am using AES
     
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    the only way to "turn it off" is by logging in to the router and disabling wireless, but if you're using WPA/AES then don't bother turning it off... it won't be cracked anytime soon.
     

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