08-17-2011 03:22 PM
Changed to DD-WRT, so here goes.
Security set to WPA2 Personal with AES encryption. So, the light son the router seem to blink amber, however I am fine an connected, what gives? Can I get WPA2/PSK and if so how?
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08-17-2011 08:46 PM
Update: The light for 2.4 and 5 are amber. That is indicative of a lower security setting. Is that because I have WPA2 Personal with AES? Can I do anything to get those lights green?
08-18-2011 04:11 PM
Not sure about the lights, but WPA2 Personal Mixed with TKIP + AES is most secure.
08-18-2011 08:53 PM - edited 08-18-2011 08:55 PM
WPA2-AES is more secure than TKIP or mixed, if you look at key strength and management. WPA2-AES is also the only encryption schema supported by the 802.11n specification and the only way you will get close to 300Mbps running DD-WRT. For some reason the user-friendly manual specifies WPA2-TKIP+AES as the best method, but I suspect this has more to do with minimizing customer calls from connection issues with older devices.
If you're looking at the padlock LED I'd ignore it, DD-WRT has spotty support for lights although it's getting better. Go by the security setup you've configured, not the lights.
08-20-2011 09:06 AM
They are just different encryption types. WPA2 Personal is the most secure router, but some wireless clients (mostly older ones) don't support connecting with this - that is when you would have to setup your WEP or disable encryption all together.
It's really all about compatibility for the clients connecting on your network.