Tomato FW - WiFi Security?

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rds4640
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Tomato FW - WiFi Security?

Post by rds4640 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:10 pm

Hi. New user trying to setup the wifi dongle and I'm running into a security issue. It won't let me use any security (WPA2, WPA) but works fine with no security. Anyone else run into this? Everything else works fine.
Setup is:
Linksys E3000 router with Tomato V1.28

thunderbird
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Re: Tomato FW - WiFi Security?

Post by thunderbird » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:36 pm

rds4640 wrote:Hi. New user trying to setup the wifi dongle and I'm running into a security issue. It won't let me use any security (WPA2, WPA) but works fine with no security. Anyone else run into this? Everything else works fine.
Setup is:
Linksys E3000 router with Tomato V1.28
I use WPA TKIP and AFS in a Cradlepoint MBR1200 Router, and it works fine.

rds4640
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Re: Tomato FW - WiFi Security?

Post by rds4640 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:39 pm

WPA2 AES security is more secure and and the preferred wifi security. That is why I'm asking. I've tried on two different routers and no luck.

rds4640
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Re: Tomato FW - WiFi Security?

Post by rds4640 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:37 pm

Figured it out. Normally you can have special characters in your SSID. I had an apostrophe in my SSID. The weird thing is it didn't mind the name as long as security was off.

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Re: Tomato FW - WiFi Security?

Post by thunderbird » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:40 pm

rds4640 wrote:Figured it out. Normally you can have special characters in your SSID. I had an apostrophe in my SSID. The weird thing is it didn't mind the name as long as security was off.
This problem was supposed to be fixed a long time ago, but I guess it hasn't been. If you could find time, send Ooma Customer support with the problem that you had and how you resolved it.

rds4640
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Re: Tomato FW - WiFi Security?

Post by rds4640 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:46 pm

thunderbird wrote:
rds4640 wrote:Figured it out. Normally you can have special characters in your SSID. I had an apostrophe in my SSID. The weird thing is it didn't mind the name as long as security was off.
This problem was supposed to be fixed a long time ago, but I guess it hasn't been. If you could find time, send Ooma Customer support with the problem that you had and how you resolved it.
I just talked to them to close out my case. Just as a side note I thought the previous problem was with special characters in the password not the SSID.

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Re: Tomato FW - WiFi Security?

Post by thunderbird » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:15 pm

rds4640 wrote:
thunderbird wrote:
rds4640 wrote:Figured it out. Normally you can have special characters in your SSID. I had an apostrophe in my SSID. The weird thing is it didn't mind the name as long as security was off.
This problem was supposed to be fixed a long time ago, but I guess it hasn't been. If you could find time, send Ooma Customer support with the problem that you had and how you resolved it.
I just talked to them to close out my case. Just as a side note I thought the previous problem was with special characters in the password not the SSID.
I looked it up and in the beginning the problem was with Spaces and Special Characters in the SSID. That problem was to be corrected early on.

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