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#1 matty13

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 19:57

My psp was on v2.7 or something v2 im sure of that, but i wanted to upgrade it to v3.71 is it? or something, but when i tried to connect to wireless it had no option of

WPA2-PSK [AES]

So i had to enable WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES], now i have upgraded does my psp support WPA2-PSK [AES] ? or do i still need WPA-PSK [TKIP]?

if i still need WPA-PSK [TKIP] then bah leave it i wont use my psp on my wireless not big deal when i got 3 wired computers to use for the internet, just woundering reason im asking this instead of not turning on psp is because psp is out of battery cba to charge up to just test! :p

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Matt


#2 S7un7

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 21:26

My psp was on v2.7 or something v2 im sure of that, but i wanted to upgrade it to v3.71 is it? or something, but when i tried to connect to wireless it had no option of

WPA2-PSK [AES]

So i had to enable WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES], now i have upgraded does my psp support WPA2-PSK [AES] ? or do i still need WPA-PSK [TKIP]?

if i still need WPA-PSK [TKIP] then bah leave it i wont use my psp on my wireless not big deal when i got 3 wired computers to use for the internet, just woundering reason im asking this instead of not turning on psp is because psp is out of battery cba to charge up to just test! :p

Thanks,
Matt


What ever it does support, if you're using WPA with a strong key, you're safe. WPA can only be cracked with a dictionary attack, so if you use a completely random key, you're good.

#3 OP matty13

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:57

What ever it does support, if you're using WPA with a strong key, you're safe. WPA can only be cracked with a dictionary attack, so if you use a completely random key, you're good.


Ok i will go to wpa + wpa2 and yes i use a nice long key
So i will go and turn on wpa and wpa2 now,
ps. i was hoping budman to come along and give me a nice explanation on wpa and wpa2 and whats the difference between them as he always is helpful in this section :p

Thanks,
Matthew

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 12:17

There are many differences between wpa and wpa2.. One of them is yes wpa2 requires AES..

Here this should give you the differences much better than I can ;)

http://en.wikipedia....rotected_Access

http://www.wi-fi.org...dge_center/wpa/

http://en.wikipedia....ki/IEEE_802.11i

An not meaning to scare you -- but here.. you really need to use a Strong PSK!
http://wifinetnews.c...ves/002452.html
Weakness in Passphrase Choice in WPA Interface

If you "REALLY" want your wireless to be secure you need to move to what they call wpa-enterprise an use a better EAP other than just a passphrase. ;) You could go with say EAP-TLS, where each client would require a signed digital cert by your CA to auth to your wireless network. But that might be a bit over the top for just a average home wirless network -- but to be honest its not that hard to setup with just some free tools.. Freeradius an openssl is all that is required -- if running wireless router like openwrt or dd-wrt you can run the radius server right on the router, etc.