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Wireless Tether app and encryption

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by fuzzyreets, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. fuzzyreets

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    Hi folks. This app is incredible but I was wondering if it was
    possible to setup proper WPA encryption for the hotspot. I see the
    options of auto, iwconfig, and wpa_supplicant. I have no idea what
    the last 2 are. Anybody? Thanks.
     

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  2. Frisco

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    Wpa_supplicant is very robust with support for WPA-PSK, WPA2.

    The standards are always being worked on and upgraded, but the old WEP (which wpa_supplicant also supports) is less secure, so having that choice is very good.

    Iwconfig is about wireless interfaces (it's basically a linux command).

    It might be a good idea for you to read up on those so you'll understand the ins and outs of them a bit. Public hot spots are known to be vulnerable to intrusions and exploits.. so the more you know the better chance you have of being secure.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wpa_supplicant

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iwconfig
     
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    Okay but when I change it to WPA_Supplicant, I can't change the key to anything other than 13 keys which is a WEP constraint. Why is that?

     
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    Same question...why am I forced to 13 key ASCII?
     

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