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    Linksys finally released the WPA firmware upgrade for the WRV54G. I switched over from WEP to WPA-PSK using AES. The TM1400 that is built in to my laptop works great in XP and I am using the Linuxant NDIS Wrapper in linux so all is well.

    A couple of questions for folks though.

    First, what are other people's experiences as far as network speed/overhead using WPA as opposed to WEP?

    Second, has anyone heard anything legit about when Proxim will actually release their promised WPA drivers for the Orinoco Gold/Silver Classic cards?

    Finally, for those that have not made the jump to WPA, why not?
    perl -e 'print pack(c5, (41*2), sqrt(7056), (unpack(c,H)-2), oct(115), 10)'

  • #2
    Originally posted by Chris
    Finally, for those that have not made the jump to WPA, why not?
    At this stage, the only reason is interoperability.

    I have a number of 802.11 cards, all either b or g. Not all have drivers available that have WPA support yet for every OS I use them under (primarily Windows, Slackware, and BeOS), and as I require equal support for all devices under all OSes, it's impractical to switch over at this point.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by skroo
      At this stage, the only reason is interoperability.

      I have a number of 802.11 cards, all either b or g. Not all have drivers available that have WPA support yet for every OS I use them under (primarily Windows, Slackware, and BeOS), and as I require equal support for all devices under all OSes, it's impractical to switch over at this point.

      Until I found the Linuxant wrapper I was in the same boat. I rarely use XP and almost always use Slack for my home desktop OS. Since I had to use my Orinoco card on my laptop Slack partition, WPA wasn't an option.
      perl -e 'print pack(c5, (41*2), sqrt(7056), (unpack(c,H)-2), oct(115), 10)'

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      • #4
        I think WPA is still too much in saturation infancy to get much attention. I have personally gone so far as to stay away from a and g technology in general simply because I know my b technology works everywhere, in every OS I run (quite easily without hassle) with every wireless device/antenna I own. It has all the band I need for every use I can find... why change?

        surely WEP was no more than a security placebo.. but I get the feeling anyone that is truly interested in attempting to protect their data won't rely soley on WPA.. heh.. or LEAP for that matter ;) ... it always falls back to implementation .

        /me points to his 'hermes til death' tat
        if it gets me nowhere, I'll go there proud; and I'm gonna go there free.

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