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Author Topic: What WiFi Security and standard (g or n) is the most compatible and reliable?  (Read 3876 times)

ektorbarajas

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Hi.

I have a DIR-827, a DAP-1360 and a Linksys RE1000. My ISP delivers the service in a ONT GPON 2516.

I've posted in this forum some issues with my WiFi suddenly not working, but If i connect with a cable to my DIR-827 everything is fine.

I've also tried several configurations BUT have never changed my WiFi security. since the begining it has being WPA2-AES with an 8 digit passcode.

In another thread it's commented that chaning the WiFi security to AES-TPIK only seems to solve the WiFi dropping connection issue:
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=49220.msg188012#msg188012

So would like to know if any expert has a comments about this:
1) What WiFi Security is the most compatible and reliable?
2) What Standard 802.11g or n is the most compatible an reliable?

My goal is to have a stable WiFi and internet.

As additional information I must comment the following:
with my previous ISP my WFI was G only (don't remember if it was mixed B and G or only G) and the WiFi security was WEP. I used a D-Link DWL-G700AP as a repeater on that time.

For almost 6 years I never had an issue with my WiFi and internet ! and it was because I changed ISP, I'm pretty sure that If I have kept my previous ISP and WiFi hardware & configuration my Wifi will still be up and running for more years to come.

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FurryNutz

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I mainly use Single mode N on both radios.
However some people don't have devices that support N so I always recommend Mixed G and N. B mode isn't used much anymore and most current and newer devices are at least supporting G as a minimum.

Preferred security is WPA-Personal. WPA2/AES Only. Some WiFi adapters don't support AES, so you might want to try TPIK only or Auto.

Also could be external environment conditions. Other near by Wifi routers, microwaves, cordless house phones, neighbors cordless house phones.

I had my 827 set up for Single mode N on both radios using WPA2 and AES only and never saw any issues. Gamed on XBL as a test using wireless and had a good time. Roommate usuing 5Ghz for gaming all the time. I've since taken the 827 off line and put a different router on line for testing.
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ektorbarajas

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My scenario is exactly the same as with my previous ISP, I've also used inSSIDer and tested with ping to see the response time of the DIR-827, the DAP-1360 and Linksys RE1000 and it's fine.

So interference is not an issue.

According to inSSIDer the channel that I should use is 11, but eventually will try with channel 1 since that was the channel used with my previous ISP.

I'm not able to use only N, because other devices are G only, my current standard is Mixed G and N.

FurryNutz, I'm curious also because it seems that other users with Android Smartphones reports WiFi and internet drops. In my house we have two android smarthpones and perhaps that's also the issue.

Do you have any android smartphone? if not then perhaps that's why to have a reliable WiFi using both bands, WPA2 AES and using single mode N?

I will test and set my security to WPA and TPIK only.

Thanks

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FurryNutz

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Yes, we've seen issues with Android and others were TPIK only seems to fix this in some cases...

Keep us posted.
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