linksys 802.11g router + apple airport extreme card = WPA compatible?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mattraehl, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. mattraehl macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2005
    Does the latest versions of linksys wireless G router firmware support WPA? Just wondering, because I know older versions did not, and I don't want to buy a router unless it supports WPA, since at this point WEP is basically "Wireless security unless somebody has a few minutes of time on their hands to hack your network." I know WPA isn't perfect, but at least it's not the joke that WEP is.

    Anybody here using linksys routers with Apple hardware with WPA turned on?
  2. shane-o-mac macrumors regular


    Jan 24, 2005
    I just got a new powerbook and ended up getting a Linkys Speed Booster wi fi router. To be honest I am not sure if it is WAP. It runs at 108mps and is just as fast as having my computer hooked up to the lan line. Plus the coolest thing is all I had to do was plug it in and my computer just detected software or anything. Factoring in the 50 dollar rebate I got back on the router, it is an amazing deal. As far as speed and ease of use I highly recomend linkys.
  3. mattraehl thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2005
    not 108 Mbps & security is not turned on by default

    If you didn't tell it to use WEP or WPA, it's not.

    Also, unless you bought a linksys wireless "speedbooster" whatever PCIMA card for your powerbook, you're only running at 54 Mbps. Anything higher than 54 Mbps is a proprietary vendor standard that will only work with their cards & hardware.
  4. kg9ov macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2005
    In front of a computer...
    Yes, I have a WRT54G v2.2 with firmware v3.03.1.

    Yes, works fine with my PowerBook.


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