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Topic # 198321 4-Jul-2016 18:00
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Hi,

 

I am trying to get a client device that uses WPS to work on a TG582n that has WPA-PSK enabled. Other devices such as an iPhone work fine with this router using the SSID/passphrase connection.

 

Can I use SSID/passphrase on the device instead of WPS?  I am investigating this option - but just wondering if anyone else had issues with the WPS function on this router.

 

Thanks, John


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  Reply # 1585795 4-Jul-2016 18:22
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The best thing you can do is disable WPS.  It is flawed and it only takes around 11,000 guesses (at the most) to crack.  It is a piece of cake with the pixie dust attack using Aircrack-NG, Reaver and Pixiewps.

 

WPA was a temporary solution to the WEP vulnerabilities.  At the time a number of wireless clients could not support AES (WPA2) so WPA was introduced until new wireless clients with AES support were available.  As wireless clients with AES (WPA2) support are now common place WEP and WPA (TKIP) based solutions should not be utilised.

 

Spark's setup tutorial for this modem (https://www.spark.co.nz/help/internet-data/equipment/technicolour/technicolor-tg582n-help-and-support/change-wireless-settings-spark-modems/) is rather limited but a number of overseas ISPs have more detailed support and they list the supported authentication types as WPA, WPA+WPA2 and WPA2 (recommended option).

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1595658 20-Jul-2016 14:35
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Thanks! I will take that advice, sounds correct.


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