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PLC
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Posts: 58
Registered: 30-07-2007

Wireless security keys

Having got (finally!) my Netgear DG834G talking to my laptop using WEP encryption I believe my simple network would be more secure if I used WPA-PSK. Is there any simple way to generate a 40 digit random string of letters and number or charactersThe suggestions I have had such as using Excel or PGP have there drawbcks. I am sure that somewhere on the web the answer must exist. TIA
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Wireless security keys

Roboform is a good all round password manager. One feature is a password generator,
it can generate, save to clipboard and allow you to paste
the password, good if you want to change passwords regularly.
Alec
PLC
Grafter
Posts: 58
Registered: 30-07-2007

Thank you

Absolutely brilliant. I have bought it. I much appreciate the tip.
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Wireless security keys

I thought the router did that for you? Isnt there a section were you give it a long phrase and it then generats a key?
PLC
Grafter
Posts: 58
Registered: 30-07-2007

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WEP keys are generated but not others AFAICS.
PLC
Grafter
Posts: 58
Registered: 30-07-2007

WPA-PSK

Maybe I am being dumber that usual but...........

I can see how to setup WEP on the DG834 and my WG511 and it works AOK. Having done some reading it seems that it would be more secure to use WPA-PSK. Having reviews the manual I can see how to do this on the DG834G but not on the Wg511. Pointers please? TIA
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Wireless security keys

Have you installed Driver 2.1.0,
for the WG511 ? This adds WPA support.
Alec
PLC
Grafter
Posts: 58
Registered: 30-07-2007

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Yes I have instaled drivers 2.1.14 which are AFAIK the latest. The WG511 screens make no mention of WPA-PSK. Do I require new glasses?
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Wireless security keys

Probably not, I know there may be some Microsoft patches
that are installed for WPA, but you may only need to
set it up via your Router I would try and see if they
communicate.
Just guessing as I havn't had any experience of WPA yet.
Alec.
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Wireless security keys

This article may be of help, explains what to do on each pc.
Alec
PLC
Grafter
Posts: 58
Registered: 30-07-2007

******** netgear!

Thanks for that. The problem was that the netgear setup takes control away from windows. To get in there the Windows control has to be reasserted.
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Wireless security keys

Sounds like a clash of firmware, according to
Netgear support
the WG511 supports the microsoft interface but not yet the
Netgear GUI which your DG834G might be using.
I can't find any further details on the Netgear router other than
'WPA-PSK support', not much help really.
Look at using Windows 'client' software for the laptop only.
Link
Alec
PLC
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Posts: 58
Registered: 30-07-2007

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Thanks for that. I found it eventually. There was an option allow windows to configure which led me to it. A pity Netgear had to make it so difficult! Anyway it is all installed and working. In the end I gave up on the random key and used a sentence in Latin.