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Convert a 256 bit WPA2 AES - TKIP to a 64/128 bit key?

I have a router that allows me the following encryption keys for the wifi: WEP WPA TKIP 256 bit WPA AES 256 bit WPA TKIP-AES 256 bit Just yesterday I bought a wireless range extender that doesn't ...
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How to encrypt traffic from my laptop so that i can't be monitored over Wifi by any other on that network [closed]

I would like to know what is the mechanism or tool to encrypt all traffic going or coming to my laptop which is connected to the wifi network so that i can't be monitored by anyone and no one on that ...
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Is there a reason why people don't secure public hotspots? [closed]

It seems like a network is considered to be secure by OS(or at least Windows) when the network has a password. By secure, it seems to mean the data gets encrypted. Can't public places just put WPA2 ...
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What does the RADIUS server do in a WPA2 Enterprise setup?

I'd like to upgrade my WiFi from "WPA2 Personal" to "WPA2 Enterprise" mode because I know that in principle, on a WiFi secured with "WPA2 Personal", devices who know the PSK can sniff on each other's ...
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1answer
55 views

RDP ceases due to encryption error, but only over wifi

So I'm trying to figure out some problems I'm having with RDP. It fails repeatedly over wifi due with the message "Because of an error in data encryption, this session will end" It does not do ...
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Laptop won't work with WPA encryption

I bought a new router (Linksys E2500) because the old router (Linksys E1200) WiFi would keep cutting out. I setup the new router using the same settings as the old router (WPA/WPA2 encryption, same ...
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D-link router interupting Internet connection

This message appeared on a wireless connected PC, then on the host Mac computer: Authentication Required A user name and password are being requested by .... The site says: RE1000 Was ...
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Packet count per mac address on wireless network

I'd like to get to know how many packets get transferred to a certain MAC address in my wireless network, protected with WPA2. I'm not at all interested in the contents of the packets, I'd just need a ...
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1answer
108 views

Record VPN/encrypted packets/ Internet Privacy

I am more interested in an answer to the above question for my own privacy. I am curious how secure using a VPN is, especially on a larger or public network. If you know someone is monitoring the ...
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1answer
4k views

Wireshark on WPA2-PSK [AES] not decrypting

I am trying to capture all packets on my network from all devices connected to an SSID . I started up airmon-ng Started Monitoring on mon0 Changed Preferences in wireshark to 'enable decrytion' ...
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1answer
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How can I find out what is changing my wireless encryption from AES to TKIP automatically?

I have a wireless connection using WPA2-Personal as the security type, and I've set the Encryption type to TKIP. However, without my intervention, the encryption type will change from TKIP to AES, and ...
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encrypt and hide packets in open network

I'm looking for a way to encrypt and hide my network traffic when connected to open networks such as universities, cafés, etc. I know I could use a VPN to encrypt the packets, but someone monitoring ...
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what cryption does windows(vista/7/8) use to store wi-fi passwords?

That is located at c:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Wlansvc\Profiles\Interfaces here is one example: ...
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1answer
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WPA2 AES connection incredibly slow on new samsung laptop

I bought a new Samsung laptop a couple days ago, and have been struggling with my wifi connection ever since. I believe the problem arises after I install Windows updates from my laptop's factory ...
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Encrypted WiFi with no password?

Is there any standard that allows a WiFi connection to be encrypted, but not require a password? i know that (old, weak) WEP, and newer WPA/WPA2 require a password (i.e. shared secret). Meanwhile my ...
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Tor + Public Wi-Fi … safe?

If I were running a virtual machine, with all traffic always being sent and received through Tor, would this be safe on a public Wi-Fi connection? Surely my traffic cannot be sniffed as it's ...
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What does “STA-ASSOC” mean?

Looking at the wireless statistics on a TL-WR740N wireless router, I sometimes see the MAC address "00-20-00-A5-22-1A" connecting, with the current status being "STA-ASSOC". The manual actually shows ...
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What are the technical requirements for a WPA-PSK passphrase?

I was thinking of generating a WPA-PSK passphrase, and I see in the OpenBSD manpage for wpa-psk(8): The passphrase must be a sequence of between 8 and 63 ASCII-encoded characters. What exactly is ...
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Is https traffic over an unencrypted wireless network secure?

This is something I've wondered for a long time. If I am, say, using Gmail over https, can someone read my IM conversations and emails if I use an unsecured wireless network? I assume that the data ...
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2answers
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Is every WPA2 connection to a WiFi router encrypted by itself?

I'm wondering if I Alice and Bob are both connected to a WiFi router through a WPA2 secured connection, will Alice be able to sniff the traffic of Bob and vice versa? Or does every user has his own ...
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1answer
319 views

Choosing an encryption protocol for a wireless network [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How can I configure my wireless network for the strongest security? What is the most practical security method for a home wireless network? I need to configure my ...
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293 views

How secure are skype calls from wireless device / cell-phone?

I read that skype is quite secure. I wanted to ask if the same holds when it's used from a wireless device (say, laptop) or a mobile phone (iphone, android). This assumes it's connecting via a secure ...
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1answer
463 views

How to view wlan encryption mode on a Mac?

I currently use Mac OS X Snow Leopard on a MacBook. I'd like to view the encryption mode that a wireless network is using. I.e. something like network X is using WPA with AES. Is this possible or do I ...
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Are there any soho class wireless routers capable of layer 2 encryption?

Are there any SOHO class wireless routers that are capable of encryption at layer 2?
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What is the most practical security method for a home wireless network?

Quoting Ars Technica: Proper wireless network (802.11a/b/g/n) security is quite simply out of reach for most organizations. ... Given that WEP (both 64- and 128-bit), WPA1/2 (PSK), and ...