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chocomonsters
2006-01-07, 01:18
Does SB3 support WPA-AES? I can connect SB3 using WPA-Personal if I set my WLAN with WPA TKIP encryption but not with WPA AES.

Not all of my laptops support WPA2 network authentication. Therefore I am limited to WPA network authentication. I would like to use AES encryption rather than TKIP, but I am not sure if SB3 supports WPA-AES.

danco
2006-01-07, 03:59
On 7/1/06 at 00:18 -0800, chocomonsters wrote
>Does SB3 support WPA-AES? I can connect SB3 using WPA-Personal if I set
>my WLAN with WPA TKIP encryption but not with WPA AES.
>
>Not all of my laptops support WPA2 network authentication. Therefore I
>am limited to WPA network authentication. I would like to use AES
>encryption rather than TKIP, but I am not sure if SB3 supports WPA-AES.
>

I believe it is supposed to, but in practice, partly because there
may be issues with the network, it often doesn't.

--
Daniel Cohen

MrC
2006-01-07, 12:21
AES is optional in WPA, and is not supported by many AP vendors. Slim's AES support is for WPA2-AES, where the AES method is mandatory.

See the WAP and Router Compatibility list: http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?RouterStatus.

jcyr
2006-03-07, 20:18
You mean Slim's lack of WPA2-AES support!!! As far as I can tell *nobody* has had any success with WPA2/AES. I chose Slim over Roku because it advertized WPA2/AES support and Roku didn't. The web site still claims AES support eventhough this problem has been known for nearly 6 months now, but still no fix!

This is getting ridiculous!!!

snarlydwarf
2006-03-07, 21:19
Um, Roku didn't even support WPA last I looked. Or 802.11g. WEP and 802.11b only.

WPA/TKIP hasn't been broken (yet).

WEP is trivial to break.

If you are willing to accept degrading your entire network to 802.11b and running WEP, being wide open to the world and slow... why aren't you willing to take 802.11g and WPA/TKIP?

(And, no, my router doesn't do WPA2, nor am I particularly concerned... WPA hasn't been broken yet. If it's exploitable at some point, I'll worry. But there's no way I'd move to 802.11b/WEP.)

jcyr
2006-03-30, 18:16
It's a simple matter of product misrepresentation. From Slim Devices' web site:

"Supports both WPA Personal, WPA2-AES and 64/128-bit WEP encryption"

Slim Devices has known for over six months that WPA2-AES doesn't work, yet they continue to misrepresent!

Mark Lanctot
2006-04-06, 08:27
Firmware 37 now supports WPA2 perfectly with my Linksys WRT54G router.