[Northeast] FIOS Actiontec MI424WR-GEN3I Disable WPA1 Question
I am unable to disable WPA1 (With WPA2 remaining enabled)
Enabling WPA2 automatically implies WPA1 and I don't want this to be the case... I know how to use telnet and connect to the router, I just don't know the commands, etc... Any suggestions or help?
West Chester, PA
Re: [Northeast] FIOS Actiontec MI424WR-GEN3I Disable WPA1 Questi
The router supports WEP, WPA and WPA2.
There is no WPA1
WEP, WPA and WPA2 are mutually exclusive. Enabling WPA2 will disable WEP and WPA.
No need to telnet to the router. Simply open a browser window to 192.168.1.1. Once you login to the router, click on the Wireless settings icon, then Advanced Security Settings on the left menu. You will see three radio buttons for WEP, WPA and WPA2. Select WPA2 and APPLY.
There are 10 kinds of people in the world; those who understand binary and those who don't.
I appreciate the response, but I'm not too sure that WPA1 and WPA2 are mutually exclusive. Even after clicking "APPLY" on the WPA2 page, if you go to the WPA1 page (without clicking APPLY), it contains the same settings and password that was typed in the WPA2 section. Not only this, but on my Galaxy Nexus, which shows info about the wireless network you are connecting to, shows it as a Mixed WPA/WPA2 network. It shows other WPA2 only networks as WPA2 only. Firmware bug perhaps? I did set it to AES only as well...
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My current Actiontec is Rev.C, and has selection buttons like More Fiber described. There are no separate WPA and WPA2 pages like in the Rev.I you're talking about. But, it's not impossible for the Galaxy to report a mixed network. My DLink DIR-655 has a mixed mode WPA/WPA2, with selectable options. From the help screen:
quote:It's possible the Actiontec is mixed mode. It should be easy enough to test. Try to connect in WPA mode while the Actiontec is WPA2.
Use WPA or WPA2 mode to achieve a balance of strong security and best compatibility. This mode uses WPA for legacy clients while maintaining higher security with stations that are WPA2 capable. Also the strongest cipher that the client supports will be used. For best security, use WPA2 Only mode. This mode uses AES(CCMP) cipher and legacy stations are not allowed access with WPA security. For maximum compatibility, use WPA Only. This mode uses TKIP cipher. Some gaming and legacy devices work only in this mode.
To achieve better wireless performance use WPA2 Only security mode (or in other words AES cipher).
»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_Protected_Access FYI: if the router has a WPS capability, disable it. It appears there's a vulnerability that allows a remote attacker to recover the WPS PIN and, with it, the router's WPA/WPA2 password in a few hours.
Thank you. I've had WPS disabled on every AP or router I've ever owned since it came out, even before they knew there was a vulnerability.. I didn't even trust it back then. Anyway, how would I force it to connect WPA only? Is there 3rd party software I need? Every device these days seems like it's auto-detect and doesn't give you the option... Even if you connect manually as if you were typing in a hidden SSID. I have a win7 32bit laptop I can test with if you know of any software?