said by twixt:Thanks. Hmm, I wonder if the old wireless devices can handle WPA2-PSK [AES] like an old 15" MacBook Pro from 2008. An iPhone 4S should be OK. I definitely know a Dell Optiplex with its very old D-Link DWL-120+ USB wireless adapter can't (only does WEP) and W2K SP4. Ugh. said by antdude:
I just got, installed the latest firmware, set up/configured, and a new Netgear Router R6300 for a family client. So far, it works on both a network cable and wireless to the Internet (a new cable modem).
On 192.168.1.1/WLG_wireless_dual_band.htm for its wireless setup, there are two sections for networks (2.4GHz b/g/n and 5GHz a/n/ac). They both have these security options:
WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES]
Is it safe to use "WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES]"? After reading the two wireless security FAQs linked in this forum, I am still confused. Router did warn me that using it would not give me full N/AC speeds which is OK at the moment since no current family's wireless devices have that yet.
I find it amusing that WEP is hidden in the first section (2.4 GHz) unless I click on WPA-PSK [TKIP] option, click on the speed dialog box's OK button. I thought WEP was completely removed, but "None" is never hidden. Weird design.
Thank you in advance.
Hi, antdude. Have a look at the following:
Please note the date of publication.
Also see the information referenced in the posts in that thread.
Then tell me what you think of TKIP.
It's been disabled on my machine for years
Hope this helps.