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Wireless encription use - poll ! :)

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:46 pm
by jorj
Hello.
I keep seeing this all over, even in my town.
So I think we all would benefit from seeing how people _are_ using encription at the current moment. I am talking about links to the clients, NOT backbone links, if there are wireless.

So, here we go:
What type of encription are you constantly using in you links to the CLIENTS ?

Feel free to argue why. :)

[edit]
Added "AES-CCM fixed key encryption"
Hope will not change very much the poll results.

Again. This is to see what's in the real world, or maybe just in the world of the forum users. :)

Re: Wireless encription use - poll ! :)

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:58 pm
by cylent
i am using wep.
not because its better
not because its not crackable
but because it puts less overhead on the data stream going to the clients
last thing i need is a bottleneck

and because hotspot is basically hackable so i have no choice but to do encryption.

Re: Wireless encription use - poll ! :)

Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:05 am
by Equis
Need to add option to poll for pptp or l2tp tunnels for security

That's what I use :-)

Re: Wireless encription use - poll ! :)

Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:34 am
by jorj
Need to add option to poll for pptp or l2tp tunnels for security

That's what I use :-)
If that would be encription it would be there.
I was just thinking of the encription not the overall measures......

Re: Wireless encription use - poll ! :)

Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:53 am
by janisk
i am using wep.
not because its better
not because its not crackable
but because it puts less overhead on the data stream going to the clients
last thing i need is a bottleneck

and because hotspot is basically hackable so i have no choice but to do encryption.
If you are using RouterBOARDS with R52 (atheros chipset) then using WPA/WPA2 does not add any overhead, as all the encryption is done on wireless card hardware.

just my 2 cents

Re: Wireless encription use - poll ! :)

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:13 am
by sten
What about fixed key AES-CCM?

Re: Wireless encription use - poll ! :)

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:44 pm
by jorj
What about fixed key AES-CCM?
Are they really in use by that many people ?

Re: Wireless encription use - poll ! :)

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:40 am
by sten
Definitely.

WPA is a fairly recent addition to RouterOS and it wasn't that long ago that it was unstable.
RouterOS based networks back then had to either go with RC4 (*shudder*) or AES-CCM fixed key encryption.