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Topic # 59589 7-Apr-2010 15:38
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Hi all.

 

My orcon homehub died and they are going to send me a new one. I went to their support site and it appears that they have changed the  router from the previous one I have.  Their Wifi set up tutorial only mentions using WEP64 bit  security where as the old one used WPA2-PSK.  Looking at this site with info on the router http://bc.whirlpool.net.au/bc/hardware/?action=h_view&model_id=279 it appears that WPA is no longer supported.

 

I was under the impression that WEP anything was not as secure as WPA.

Can someone pleaze clarify before they send this thing out to me..

Thanx  in advance..

 




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  Reply # 315794 7-Apr-2010 15:51
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Seems odd as WPA was always getting pushed as being better than WEP ...

"WPA (TKIP) is a great solution, providing much stronger security than WEP, addressing all the weaknesses and allowing compatibility and upgrades with older equipment."

Just had a look at the site you mentioned.... it does support WPA, just not WPA2.
Unless youre running some super secret million dollar system, WPA is fine.




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  Reply # 315797 7-Apr-2010 15:53
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WPA is heaps better than WEP as long as you have a strong preshared key/password.






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  Reply # 315803 7-Apr-2010 15:58
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xpd: Seems odd as WPA was always getting pushed as being better than WEP ...

"WPA (TKIP) is a great solution, providing much stronger security than WEP, addressing all the weaknesses and allowing compatibility and upgrades with older equipment."

Just had a look at the site you mentioned.... it does support WPA, just not WPA2.

Unless youre running some super secret million dollar system, WPA is fine.


Thanx for  the feed back. The reason i was a bit hesitant with this router is that the old one did WPA2-PSK.  I'll settle for WPA..




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  Reply # 316727 10-Apr-2010 09:54
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The new router arrived but Orcon  now supply the Dynalink RTA1025WE which didn't impress me until I saw user reviews on AU websites which said it was fine. Easy to setup for both internet and wireless and it does all the WPA / WPA2 security settings.  Did a speed test @ 6.00Pm and it pulled down 13Mbits but a repeat test @ 10.00pm got to about 1.5Mbits so there must be some real sucking going on then or not enough back bone feed to the local cabinet . I did discover that with my Sunbelt firewall on the speed test is about 3.5Mbits max but with it off 13 Mbits so the old FW really sucks out the bits.  Will test other to see what they do..


I asked Orcon why they went with Dynalink over Siemens and they said it was a supply issue with Siemens not being able to on time.

 

Thanx to those who replied about this..Smile




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  Reply # 316742 10-Apr-2010 11:26
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I understand that WEP and WPA with TKIP are now considered flawed.
I believe WEP is basically like running an open network, and WPA with TKIP is still difficult to break.

To be safe, I'd use WPA2 or WPA with AES.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wpa2

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