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Ten Tips and Considerations on Upgrading to Wireless N

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Thinking about upgrading your Wi-Fi network to 802.11n? Before you do, Eric Geier, author of Wi-Fi Hotspots: Setting Up Public Wireless Internet Access, recommends using these tips. To get the fast speeds, increased range, and enhanced performance you want, follow the discussed recommendations; otherwise, you'll be throwing your money away.
9. For Best Performance, Don't Use WEP or WPA

9. For Best Performance, Don't Use WEP or WPA

Using the WEP or WPA/TKIP encryption methods on your Wireless N network can dramatically reduce throughput.

To take advantage of Wireless N's great speeds, you need to use WPA2/AES wireless security—either the personal (PSK) or enterprise (802.1X) version.

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