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Fish.
05-11-08, 11:43
So I've decided I want to secure my wireless network, to prevent pesky neighbors from nabbing my bandwidth. I'm at my router login page now, and I'd like to know which would be the simplest to set up and enable from my Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and also if possible, what they mean. My options are:



WEP
WPA-PSK [TKIP]
WPA2-PSK [AES], or
WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES]

Sorry for all that gibberish. It's a Netgear router, by the way. ;) Thanks a lot!

Lavinder
05-11-08, 12:06
All I know is that AES is more secure than TKIP - I use WPA TKIP and I've had not problems so far. Also after research I read that AES is used for the National Security Agency, I doubt you would need that kind of security :p.

EscondeR
05-11-08, 12:07
The simpliest to use is WEP, the most secure is WPA (in your case WPA(AES)).

Admles
05-11-08, 12:40
The thing you have to keep in mind is what all your devices support.

Some older devices don't support the newer security methods.

EscondeR
05-11-08, 12:50
^ True.