802.1X refers to RADIUS servers. They are special configurations that are more difficult to set up and not suitable for most home networks.
Awesome thank you hehe, this is more of what I was wanting to know a bit more in depth and this does it.
A WPA2/AES or WPA2/PSK (same thing, different name)uses a preshared key, otherwise known as a password, to authenticate and authorize access to the home network. Just about all home networks use this approach. Anyone who has the password can access the network.
Yeah this is totally what I'm using and as I have just activated last night - MAC address filtering..... It's bloody handy as.
802.1X refers to a RADIUS server. A RADIUS server takes a different approach and requires an entirely different hardware configuration. 1st, users are authorized by user id and password, not just a universal shared password. The user id corresponds to a user profile on a file server. In between the user and the server is a RADIUS server. Sometimes the RADIUS server and the file server are the same hardware. The RADIUS server acts as the gatekeeper and decides who gets on the network and who doesn't by acting as a go-between.
So this is more for if you have an Home Server as well? I dont have one, yet but have been thinking about it to store all the media. Also does Home Entertainment Center with Media Hubs, they don't have this feature too aye?
Most PCs don't have the capability to set up a RADIUS server and, unless you have special needs, it would be a waste of time and effort to try to set one up. Now, if you have hobby interests, that's different. But most users would just be pushing a rock uphill to set one up.
Sounds like a heck of a mission to get it set up, but persoanlly I dont need it, is there other great tools that you can use for securing the wireless network? At the end of the year Im getting my home entertainment system that comes with a media hub, and I dont want just anyone getting access to it just who ever is on my network.
802.11n communicates at 300Mbps, more or less (usually less) but is substantially faster than the 802.11g you probably upgraded from. The WPA2... refers to encryption and has nothing to do with speed. Oddly, 802.1x also refers to encryption. 802.11 has nothing to do with encryption and can use several types of it. WPA2/AES is recommended with a long and tricky password.
I knew that the encryption part doesn't have anything to do with the speed, its more to do with securing access to my network, no password no access..... network gets hacked, MAC address gets added to the deny list and password gets changed again..... which I change it every few weeks anyway.
Also my next question for you is about the NAT that is my in my router settings, what is the deals with that, I dont really know much about NAT, I'm what you might say a bit of a novice with it comes to WiFi things....... first network that I have run with full wireless access, all the others have been wired.... needed the upgrade cause I got sick of wires here there and every where, and don't want the kids playing with the wires hence why the upgrade.