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lakewoodlady
04-09-2008, 09:55 AM
Hi,
I would like to change the security on my Netgear wireless router from WEP to WPA. My network is PC desktop plugged into router via ethernet, and I have a macbook which connects wirelessly to router.
When I log into the Netgear router and go to the wireless settings, it gives me these choices:

WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key)
WPA2-PSK(Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 with Pre-Shared Key)
WPA-PSK+WPA2-PSK
WPA-802.1x
WPA2-802.1x
WPA-802.1x+WPA2-802.1x

So, which one should I set up? Any help appreciated. :confused:

wratterus
04-09-2008, 09:59 AM
WPA-PSK+WPA2-PSK

Or straight WPA2 PSK if all the computers on your network can handle it.

somebody
04-09-2008, 10:00 AM
Use either WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK, depending on whether your laptop supports it.

I'd start of with WPA2-PSK, and if your Macbook doesn't support it, then drop down to WPA-PSK.

lakewoodlady
04-09-2008, 10:03 AM
Hey, many thankyous for that, I will give those a go. :punk

SolMiester
04-09-2008, 10:10 AM
Thats a pretty good option that...#3, both WPA & WPA2 so older hardware can still connect!!...

wratterus
04-09-2008, 10:13 AM
Thats a pretty good option that...#3, both WPA & WPA2 so older hardware can still connect!!...

Yep, that's what I run at home. :thumbs:

A lot of Wireless Routers don't have that option actually.

SolMiester
04-09-2008, 10:18 AM
Yep, that's what I run at home. :thumbs:

A lot of Wireless Routers don't have that option actually.

Thats what I mean, either 1 or the other, not both!

lakewoodlady
04-09-2008, 12:37 PM
Hi guys,
Yes, changed my security to WPA2-PSK, entered the passcode on the mac, no problems at all. Sweet! :D

wratterus
04-09-2008, 12:44 PM
Cool, you can sleep soundly at night knowing no one is going to hack your network. ;)