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Standard User Furnival
(newbie) Mon 28-Jan-13 10:28:16
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Wireless Cable Router recommendations


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I have a DLink DI-524 router with Virginmedia basic cable modem. I have tried to connect to my network with my Samsung Galaxy Ace phone and have been told (I am basically a technophobe) that it will not work because it needs WEP(?) and the router cannot be set to this.

Can someone recommend a wireless cable router that would be OK with my phone.

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Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 28-Jan-13 10:54:06
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Re: Wireless Cable Router recommendations


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I have a DLink DI-524 router with Virginmedia basic cable modem. I have tried to connect to my network with my Samsung Galaxy Ace phone and have been told (I am basically a technophobe) that it will not work because it needs WEP(?) and the router cannot be set to this.
This is nonsense. WEP is an old encryption protocol that is insecure and should not be used. Both your router and cellphone support WPA which is more secure. Your cellphone supports WPA-2 which is even better. Interactive instructions for configuring the phone here. All modern wi-fi routers support WPA-2. The Asus RT-N66U seems to be everyone's favourite right now, but you may want to stay with the DI-524.

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Standard User David_W
(experienced) Mon 28-Jan-13 12:27:28
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Re: Wireless Cable Router recommendations


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it will not work because it needs WEP(?) and the router cannot be set to this.
As has been said already, WEP is an obsolete encryption standard which is trivially broken. All modern gear supports WPA2, which is the form of encryption you should use for security at speed. Modern wireless gear tends not to allow the highest speeds using the earlier and weaker WPA standard.


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Standard User prlzx
(experienced) Mon 28-Jan-13 19:54:28
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In reply to a post by Furnival:
it will not work because it needs WEP(?) and the router cannot be set to this.
As has been said already, WEP is an obsolete encryption standard which is trivially broken. All modern gear supports WPA2, which is the form of encryption you should use for security at speed. Modern wireless gear tends not to allow the highest speeds using the earlier and weaker WPA standard.

Yes WPA2-AES/CCMP is hardware (or chipset driver) accelerated so will do the top data rates (along with no encryption) whereas WEP and even WPA-TKIP will cap at lower data rates.



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