WAP, WAP2 , Can someone explain?

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WAP, WAP2 , Can someone explain?

I have a Netgear WGT624 wireless router on one PC and a Netgear W311T on a secondary computer.

They both are WAP-PSK capable. I am a little confused as to whether I should create the key(?) or let it the network assign one automatically.

I had thought of this as being similar to a password, but apparently if I enter a key in password form, this is not considered "strong encryption".

can someone explain encryption and how it relates to security on a wireless network?
 
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http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=157468

My question would be why are you using 2 routers?
 
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I wasn't aware I was using two routers. I thought a wireless adapter card (W311T) was required on the PC without the router, that this is how the second pc connects to the wireless router to use the primary PC's internet connection, which is my main objective.
 
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I'm running Netgear WGR614connected to my broadband & then to my PC (desktop) I send a signal to 2 other PC's (desktop) The wireless receiver is Netgear WG111 (usb) on the other 2 PC's--I am running an unsecured system--I don't
give a sxxt if someone is watching my baloney--I'm afraid
they would get bored in a hurry

After watching me crash planes on Microsoft Flight Simulator--they might never fly again
 
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WPA is fine, and it's fine to assign the key that you desire. The rule of thumb if you want a secure WPA setup is to use a key that is AT LEAST 20 characters long.
 
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LOL My bad. My eyes put the word router behind the card numbers. just the way I'm used to reading things.
 
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In general, a longer and more random key makes it harder to guess or crack the key. In practice, your home network isn't a big target, so the important part is that you have SOME encryption.
 
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