Set the Encryption Level

From the Encryption algorithm drop-down list in the wireless access point configuration, you can select the level of encryption for your wireless connections. The available selections change when you use different authentication mechanisms. The Firebox automatically creates a random encryption key for you when a key is required. You can use this key or change it to a different key. Each wireless client must use this key when they connect to the Firebox.

Encryption for WPA and WPA2 Authentication

The encryption options for Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA and WPA2) authentication methods are:

  • TKIP — Uses only TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) for encryption.
    This option is not available if you configure the Radio Settings to use a wireless mode that supports 802.11n.
  • AES — Uses only AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) for encryption.
  • TKIP or AES — Uses either TKIP or AES for encryption.

We recommend you configure the wireless client to use AES encryption.

See Also

Set the Wireless Authentication Method

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