Facts that will surprise you about Wireless Protected Access 2 (WPA2)

As everybody know that WiFi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) is a type of network security technology, usually used on all wireless networks. It is a gift of Netgear, an upgrade from the original WPA technology that supposed to be designed as a replacement for WEP, which is a lot more safe, secure, and reliable from it. Moreover, the process of Netgear WiFi Range Extender Setup needs a private network to complete the process in sequence. That is why; we require some of the following.

  • A WiFi that is secured by a self built network name and password. SSID supposed to be of more than 6-7 characters and password should be about 14-16 characters. Also, remember that these details of login credentials supposed to be changed after the process of Extender Setup not before.
  • The point to be noticed: The WiFi should be a private not public. If you perform the task of your extender setup in a public or communal WiFi, then there will be a lot of interference of third-party network/ devices and also, an unidentified person can enter in your network and hack all your confidential data.
  • The router and modem use for the above-given process should be updated.
  • Avoid overheating, overloading, fluctuation, and high-voltage.
  • Now, place your router in that place that is free from obstruction and interference of metal and electronic products.
  • Bring your range extender to that place where you have placed your router.
  • Connect them both with the help of an Ethernet cable, after that plug them both into an electrical wall socket.
  • You then have to take help of your computer or laptop and type mywifiext into field of the address bar of a web browser. The browser could be any: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari (for MAC), etc.

Moreover, it will much likely you to know that when WPA2 is enabled with the strongest encryption, anyone within the range of the network may see the traffic and also scramble with those standards that are up-to-date with the latest security versions.

  1. Which is the best WPA2, WPA or WEP

They all look similar to each other but trust us they all are different. All are used to protect our network. It is in our hand to choose the best for our WiFi and networking devices. Let us help our valuable users in choosing the best for their network. Look, the WEP encryption is less secure than WPA and WPA2, but that doesn’t mean it is not capable. It provides security equal to all wired connections.

Whereas, WEP is a lot useful for broadcasting messages using radio waves that would be much easier to crack, spilt, and break. A big reason behind this is using the same encryption key for every data pack. On the other hand, WPA is well improved on WEP that provides TKIP encryption scheme. WPA2 is also known to improve security using a stronger encryption method known as AES.

  1. AES and TKIP Wireless Encryption

Well, it is not a difficult task to choose the best for you. Various home routers makers let their users to choose from these following given possible combinations.

  • WPA and TKIP

   This is the default choice for the old version routers that is not supported by the WPA2 encryption yet.

  • WPA and AES

It may interest you to know that AES was the first one that was introduced before WPA2 security. On the other hand, it was supported by very few devices of the modern world.

  • WPA2 and AES

The AES was supported by every user in the modern world of technology. Similarly, the combination would be the default choice for new version routers.

  • WPA2 along with AES and TKIP

New version routers supposed to enable both modes, in case any of their smart devices don’t support AES feature. Well, it is also the fact that every WPA2 capable device support AES. On the other hand, WPA featured device do not support AES version of encryption.

You can also ask much more regarding this or any to our customer care executive on a toll-free number 1-844-689-9966.


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