SmallNetBuilder Forums
Go Back   SmallNetBuilder Forums > Wireless Networking > General Wireless Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-26-2013, 01:08 PM
rico567's Avatar
rico567 rico567 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Central IL
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
rico567 is just starting out
Default Preferred router security for isolated location

We live in a rural area, and have always run our WRT54G router without any form of wireless security. Since I'm upgrading the router to an ASUS RT-AC66U, are there any particular recommendations for the type of security? If there's going to be much of a performance hit, I'd probably just stick with no security......
__________________
"I reject your reality and substitute my own."

- Adam Savage
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-26-2013, 01:19 PM
thiggins's Avatar
thiggins thiggins is online now
Mr. Easy
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 8,479
Thanks: 89
Thanked 452 Times in 387 Posts
thiggins is just starting out
Default

Your only choice to get 802.11n link rates (anything above 54 Mbps) is no security or WPA2/AES. There hasn't been a performance penalty when enabling encryption for quite some time.
__________________
Tim Higgins
Managing Editor,SmallNetBuilder.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-26-2013, 04:00 PM
rico567's Avatar
rico567 rico567 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Central IL
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
rico567 is just starting out
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thiggins View Post
Your only choice to get 802.11n link rates (anything above 54 Mbps) is no security or WPA2/AES. There hasn't been a performance penalty when enabling encryption for quite some time.
Thanks, Tim. The router came in this afternoon and I set it up accordingly (WPA2/AES).
__________________
"I reject your reality and substitute my own."

- Adam Savage
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:04 AM.

Top 10 Stats
Top Posters* Top Thanked
RMerlin  315
L&LD  159
thelonelycode...  144
stevech  141
azazel1024  103
KGB7  64
Adamm  64
speedingcheet...  57
jim769  56
TeHashX  55
RMerlin  4368
stevech  270
ryzhov_al  199
TeHashX  191
RogerSC  164
L&LD  163
joegreat  104
jlake  98
PrivateJoker  93
sinshiva  85
Most Viewed Threads* Hottest Threads*
Old Beta Version...  16985
Old ASUS...  16246
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  16088
Old 'Heartbleed'...  12224
Old Potential...  7522
Old Groundhog...  5946
Old Asus-Merlin...  5796
Old Linksys...  4538
Old Linksys...  4470
Old [TUTORIAL]...  2660
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  146
Old Beta Version...  112
Old Linksys...  104
Old Potential...  98
Old ASUS...  93
Old Groundhog...  49
Old Asus router...  43
Old [TUTORIAL]...  39
Old Asus-Merlin...  35
Old 'Heartbleed'...  33



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2006-2014 Pudai LLC All Rights Reserved.