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Wireless security options with explanations

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Wireless security options with explanations

Hello Team,

 

I would like to have your knowledge base updated with the types of security options available in IEEE and supported security options on NETGEAR router with detailed description. The current article which is avaiable on your KB portal isn't that great enough. This is what I get when searched for security options..

 

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/112/

 

and

 

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13205

 

I would like to refine your article with all the available security options starting from WEP, WPA-PSK[TKIP], Mixed, WPA2-PSK[AES] etc. I am not sure whether your knowledge base team consider my request or not. Even if they consider will I get any intimation after posting my suggested article in your support portal.

 

Thanks & Regards,

NetRags

 

 

Model: R8500|Nighthawk X8 Tri-Band AC5300 WiFi Router
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ElaineM
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: Wireless security options with explanations

@NetRags I will go ahead and forward this to the management.

 

Thank you!

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team

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ElaineM
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: Wireless security options with explanations

Hello @NetRags

 

Welcome to the community!

 

Thank you for your input. Can you tell me more on what would you want to see on these articles?

 

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team
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NetRags
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Hi Elaine,

 

Would be better if we have the article updated with the below sample info

 

Wireless security types available in NETGEAR Gateways/Routers

1. WEP

2. WPA-PSK (TKIP)

3. WPA-PSK (TKIP) + WPA2-PSK (AES)

4. WPA2-PSK (AES)

5. etc..

 

 

Example:

What is WEP security?

> Definition

> Description about Key index (Key1,2,3,4)

> What is the purpose of Generate button when WEP security is selected 

> etc

 

Prons

> Supported by almost all the wireless devices including Win-XP, Amazon Kindle etc...

> etc

Cons

> Low security strength

> Networking geeks can easily crack the password

 

What is WPA-PSK (TKIP)

WPA:

PSK:

TKIP
Prons
Cons

 

This information not just helpful your valuable customer also helps your phone support representative to get familiarize on these. So that they can avoid blabbering when customer asked about the differences b/w security types.

 

Thanks & Regards,

NetRags

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ElaineM
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: Wireless security options with explanations

@NetRags I will go ahead and forward this to the management.

 

Thank you!

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team
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