WPA or WEP?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by themitch, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. themitch

    themitch New Member

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    Hiya

    Can you use wireless security with Tivo and a wireless router? I did a search but couldn't find much.

    Thanks
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  2. Ian_m

    Ian_m Active Member

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    I use a TiVo cachecard plugged into a WRT54GS (Linksys wireless router) running 3rd party firmware (DD-WRT) running in wireless client bridge mode connected to my Netgear DG834G ADSL wireless router.

    Works fine with both WEP128 or WPA.

    All about dd-wrt here:-
    http://www.dd-wrt.com/

    I noticed the other day that Southampton PCworld had stacks and stacks of WRT54GS for £59 each and assuming the model version is correct make a real bargain wireless bridge/access point etc etc.
     
  3. bradleyem

    bradleyem Member

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    WPA is much better than WEP as the keys used to encode the data change with WPA, unlike WEP. WEP keys can be cracked quite easily by anyone which a PC.

    If you have an TiVo Airnet card, then you can only use WEP - they don't support WPA.
    If you use an external wireless card, which connects to the TiVo via Ethernet (as suggested in post#2) then you can run whatever you feel like!!
     
  4. Ian_m

    Ian_m Active Member

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    One thing to watch, caught me out at work, some PCMCIA cards (and portable with builtin wireless adapters) WPA only works 100% when logged in as administrator!!!!. Log in as a User or Power User and WPA wireless connection fails. WEP128 is fine.

    Not too sure what the issue is but sticking with WEP128 at the moment until a solution is found.
     

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