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ClemsonJeeper
2007-03-22, 16:31
Does it support WPA? If not, can it be upgraded to support WPA?

If not, does it fully support open and shared 128 bit WEP?

thanks, couldn't find this info anywhere.

~rob

azinck3
2007-03-22, 16:36
Does it support WPA? If not, can it be upgraded to support WPA?

No, it doesn't and can't be upgraded. What you can do, however, is get a wireless bridge that supports WPA.



If not, does it fully support open and shared 128 bit WEP?


I believe it does, though I'm not 100% sure on this. I seem to recall there being the occasional problem with specific routers.

kdf
2007-03-22, 16:42
Quoting ClemsonJeeper
<ClemsonJeeper.2nvekb1174606501 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:

>
> Does it support WPA? If not, can it be upgraded to support WPA?

No, and no.

> If not, does it fully support open and shared 128 bit WEP?

shared-key only.

http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?HardwareComparison

-kdf

peterw
2007-03-22, 16:49
No, it doesn't and can't be upgraded. What you can do, however, is get a wireless bridge that supports WPA.

I believe it does, though I'm not 100% sure on this. I seem to recall there being the occasional problem with specific routers.

Yes, the SB1 does support shared key WEP.
http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?HardwareComparison

When I bought an SB2, I upgraded my WLAN to 802.11g. My SB1 now sits on an access point running DD-WRT as in "client bridge" mode using WPA. This DD-WRT setup was less expensive and more flexible than buying a unit designed only to be a WiFi bridge, and I recommend it to anyone who reads the DD-WRT docs and is willing & able to go through the install process (which is easier on some AP hardware than others).
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

azinck3
2007-03-22, 21:05
When I bought an SB2, I upgraded my WLAN to 802.11g. My SB1 now sits on an access point running DD-WRT as in "client bridge" mode using WPA. This DD-WRT setup was less expensive and more flexible than buying a unit designed only to be a WiFi bridge, and I recommend it to anyone who reads the DD-WRT docs and is willing & able to go through the install process (which is easier on some AP hardware than others).
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

I'll second that recommendation--I do exactly the same thing with my DD-WRT router.

Considering all that a dd-wrt router is capable of doing at its price point ($40 for a buffalo whr-g54s) its quite shocking to me what manufacturers charge for a simple wireless bridge.