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computerman2
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Question on Wireless Security-with a Netgear 7550N Gateway

Hi All

All of our devices are not N speed yet, working on getting the wireless machines on N speed as quickly as I can, always it says in Wireless Settings Area WPA2-PSK (AES) requires the router to operate at Wireless N Speeds?

Right now we're running G on all the clients...What is best to do on this situation? keep it as is, WPA-PSK(TKIP), with 9 character security key, and just wait til I upgrade all devices to N speed



Juggernaut
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WPA2 AES does not require N at all. I run my lappie on it, and it only has G.

However, you can run the router on N, and it will fall back to G for devices.
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computerman2
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Oh ok, Router information stated WPA2 AES had to run at N Speeds while on WPA2 AES

But if not, then great, I can increase the security, and be all set

Here is what it says on wireless setup for the Netgear 7550N Gateway from At&t

With Security Enabled, 802.11n requires WPA2-AES to operate at 11n rates

If that is just nothing to worry on, then i'll work on securing network better tomorrow first thing in the morning



Juggernaut
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Set the router for N speeds, and as stated, it will fall back to G as necessary.
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computerman2
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Oh ok, Thank you, appreciate the replies, and will set that up tomorrow, and have a nice secure Wireless setup..



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Post back if you have any questions.


computerman2
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Will Gladly Post back if any issues or questions on things, I don't think at this point i'll have anymore at this time, Setup shouldn't be hard at all...


computerman2
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Problem--Devices won't connect when set to N, Tried Wireless Mixed mode, with WPA2-PSK (AES) well that not working so well either with Familys Nook Tablet. So should I downgrade the Security to WPA-PSK(TKIP), and 11G only?



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The problem sounds like the Nook, if all other devices connect to the router.
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computerman2
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Nevermind Got it, Think was trying to connect to our old routers SSID still, took that out, reentered this security key, and finally connected



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Excellent. Different SSID's don't work well.


computerman2
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Yes learned that....should be totally fine now...



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One last thing... use a 16 character PW minimum. AES ain't worth anything with an easy, short one.
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computerman2
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Yes I do use a 16 character password--I don't use easy ones, even if there a pain to type into Cell phones and Tablets, but one time typing in those items shouldn't be too big of an issue



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Good.