1. It works only for AES encryption or TKIP+AES combo.
Question: Do CEans recommend some other encryption for secure wireless connections?
2. The key is automatically generated from the SSID and the password set for the network. Refreshing of this key does not mean that a new password will have to be entered every hour. However, it results into Internet connection being unavailable for some time at regular intervals.
3. The option can be set to 3600 or 0. If the network is continuously being used for streaming content (and boy, we do play a lot of Gaana.com radio here at CE Headquarters); the recommended setting is 0.
4. I understand that setting the key to a shorter value will strain the hardware. I'm considering setting it to about 2 hours (7200) or more.
I'd really appreciate if our CEans can throw some light on this setting and let us know what setting you've been using on your routers. I'm also looking at recommendations on what's the most optimal value of this setting? Will setting it to 0 heat up the router (if at all!)?
Although it recommends NOT to; I have intentionally used the same SSID for the 2.4 range as I want devices to roam across and connect seamlessly between the EA-N66R in AP mode (hard connected to our LAN) and my router which in on a upper deck. I am thinking this setting should be identical as all other settings I have mirrored (aside from keeping channels in AUTO mode, which I think I may need to lock them into the same channels, but one thing at a time).
Could you describe the problem you are facing?
I am curious too. If my memory serves right, key rotation is only applicable to WPA-Enterprise and broadcast keys are rotated at the configured interval.
Are you using WPA-Enterprise with EAP protocol at CE HQ ?
Looks like this "network key rotation interval" feature is Asus' term for the WPA group key interval change, to protect the network against intrusion. By right it should be seamless and not cause any disconnects, so either Asus has a buggy implementation of this or something else is causing the disconnects. 3600s is the default for most routers.
I've a TP Link Router now, and ASUS is a standby one. I don't see the Network Key Rotation Interval option in my TP Link Router (not sure if I'm looking at the right place). So no way for me to verify. Is this setting specific to ASUS routers? If yes, what's the equivalent setting in other routers?
What TP Link model router to do have? There should be something called "Group Key Update Period" under the Wireless Security section.
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