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    wi-fi-security-should you use wpa2-aes,wpa2-tkip, or both


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    Jerry,

    Good article.

    But much depends on the situation/location.

    My home base is in a semi-rural area. My property is three-quarters of an acre (about one-third hectare, creek at rear boundary, 60 metre wide road reserve on one side boundary, 50 metre wide road reserve at front boundary, and one close neighbour on the other side boundary whose home is about 30 metres from mine).

    Until about three years ago I was running 64bit WEP for my WLAN, but decided to switch to WPA-PSK (Pre-Shared Key) when I upgraded to a new modem/router. I often need to connect customers' older laptops, etc., which often don't support WPA2.

    Obviously, in a high-density residential situation WPA2 security would be a compelling choice.
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    Yes, there are exceptions to almost every rule especially for knowledgeable users such as yourself. Even in remote locations, most users would be best served by using WPA2 AES.

    Jerry

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