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MatthewV

join:2004-07-18

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WPA: What's Group Key Re_Keying? how to configure?

I have a question about the configurable options for WPA for my SMC2304WBR-AG router



I'm using an IBM thinkpad wirelessly. According to the IBM software "Access Connections", it confirms that right now I have WPA-PSK enabled
quote:
"Enabled - Use Wi-Fi Protected Access - Pre Shared Key (WPA-PSK)
Wireless networks that implement this type of security require users to authenticate with a Pre Shared Key. The data that is transmitted and received through the wireless network can be encrypted and decrypted using WEP or TKIP data encryption."
What I don't understand is what (as you can see pictured in the above picture)
"Group Key Re_Keying" is, whether it should be disabled or enabled (and if "enabled",
then what do "Per ____ Seconds" and "Per ____ K Packets" signify and how do I know what values to enter ?) ?

Thank you in advance for your time and help !


inmuck
Idiot In The East
Premium,MVM
join:2003-01-29
Raleigh, NC

WPA-PSK uses TKIP which will provide for dynamic Keys, generating a new new encryption for the re-grouping time you have set.

If you as disabled, then the Key remain the same for the entire session, and if is set for x Seconds then the Key changes for every x seconds. etc.