WPA -vs- WEP: How to Set Up
Posted on 2006-11-08
More than 1 person has told me that WPA is a far better encryption method than WEP.
However, I will freely admit that I am scared; because, the last attempt I made at changing over from WEP to WPA messed up my whole wireless network. I had to switch back to WEP to regain all my connections.
What I want to be able to do securely and correctly is to change over to WPA without destroying my network connections.
Therefore, I am giving my current network setup in hopes that my fellow members will help me do this safely and correctly without destroying all my connections:
 Wireless Router: Netgear WGR614v6
 PC1 = hard wired into the router. Also, PC1 is the Main Server of the Network: EVERYTHING NETWORKED goes through this PC and the wireless router.
 PC2 = connected to the router via a Netgear Wireless NIC card: WG511
 Of course, Network Name is, for security reasons, not accessible to anyone but me.
Please! If anyone can show me the steps for making a safe transition to WPA without losing my entire network, I would be extremely grateful!!!