wpa2 vs wpa AES
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: wpa2 vs wpa AES

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    8

    wpa2 vs wpa AES

    I have been reading, and there's the problem. I am now somewhat confused between WPA AES and WPA2 as one site states WPA2 is the same as WPA AES. I believe this is not the case because if I try to enable WPA2 (TKIP+AES) on a Linksys wrt54G router, and have the wireless devices set at WPA AES (a distinct wpa2 option is not there) then nothing works. Is WPA AES = WPA2? If not, as I suspect, Is WPA TKIP more or less secure than WPA AES? Thanks for any clarification.

    Support your local PJ

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Norman, Oklahoma
    Posts
    331

    Lightbulb

    This BBR thread may be of some help understanding this...

    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,12691890

    The bottom line is you need to NOT configure WPA2 on the router since your clients do not support WPA2. You need to configure the router and the clients for WPA-PSK (AES), ie the lowest common denominator so to speak...
    "When all else fails, read the instructions..."

    Al Jarvi
    MS-MVP Windows Desktop User Experience (http://mvp.support.microsoft.com)
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    8
    Thanks...that made it a bit clearer. I should stay away from those white papers.


    Support your local PJ

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    638
    WPA + AES, is a concoction to improve WPA on hardware that does not support the official WPA2, it should be almost as safe as WPA2.

    Jack
    Microsoft MVP - Networking.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •