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Preferred router security for isolated location

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by rico567, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. rico567

    rico567 New Around Here

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    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......
     
  2. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    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.
     
  3. rico567

    rico567 New Around Here

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    Thanks, Tim. The router came in this afternoon and I set it up accordingly (WPA2/AES).
     

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