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Old 03. Dec 2018, 06:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What encryption should I use for my home wireless connection. AES or TKIP?
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Old 04. Dec 2018, 01:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What encryption should I use for my home wireless connection. AES or TKIP?
AES
TKIP is insecure.
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Old 04. Dec 2018, 08:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Post #2 doesn't say much...

WPA2-PSK (AES) is currently the most secure.
WPA3 is the next standard.
https://www.howtogeek.com/339765/wha...t-on-my-wi-fi/

Here's a detailed explanation of Wi-Fi security.
https://www.howtogeek.com/204697/wi-...-tkip-or-both/

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Old 04. Dec 2018, 08:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hello EldonW,

Thank you very much for your messages. I am clueless about wireless security. The trouble is I have too many other interest and hobbies that I haven't the time to devote a great deal of time only to computers. So there are huge gaps in my computer knowledge I come here to the forum to fill in those gaps

I always used 'WPA2-Personal' and 'AES'. I didn't know what the deuce it meant but I had some idea that it was the best choice. A couple of weeks ago my ISP changed the router (modem?), and the man who came home to do that created my new internet connection too. A couple of days ago I saw hat he had used TKIP. I never heard of this and therefore my question here.

I'll change this to AES. Once again, thank you for the support

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FWIW
TKIP was deprecated in 2012 which doesn't say much for the technician who came to your home.
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It's a (anime) wolf.
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TKIP was deprecated in 2012 which doesn't say much for the technician who came to your home.
I would never have believed this if I didn't see for myself. He was from one of the top ISPs in Canada
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