TG589 router - Securing your wireless connection

We  strongly recommend you to protect all wireless communication between any wireless device and your TG589 router with a wireless key. This ensures that:

  • only devices that use the correct Network Name (SSID) and wireless key can connect to the access points of your TG589 router
  • all data passing through the wireless access points of your TG589 router is secured by adequate encryption

Encryption types

The list below gives you an overview of the encryption types supported by your TG589 router and ordered by descending security level; you will find the highest level of security at the top of the list:

WPA-Enterprise (WPA-802.1X or simply WPA) encryption

Wireless devices will authenticate to a specific Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) server. This RADIUS server then provides the wireless key that must be used to encrypt its data. The RADIUS server regularly updates this key at a specified interval.

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WPA-Personal (WPA-PSK) encryption

The wireless connection is secured with a pre-shared key that has been defined by the user. Wireless devices must be configured with this key before they can connect to your TG589 router. Your TG589 router supports the following WPA-PSK versions (ordered by descending security):

  • WPA2 PSK: the most recent and most secure version of WPA-PSK.
    Choose this version if you are sure that all your wireless devices support WPA2-PSK
  • WPA+WPA2 PSK: this is a mixed mode. WPA2-PSK is the preferred encryption type, but wireless devices that do not support WPA2-PSK can still use WPA-PSK as encryption type.
    Choose this option if not all of your wireless devices support WPA2-PSK, or if you're not sure. Wireless devices that support WPA2-PSK will use WPA2-PSK, the others will use WPA-PSK

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WEP encryption

The least safe encryption type used for wireless connections. Like WPA-PSK it uses a user-defined key, but WEP has been proven to have security issues.

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