Thread: Classic Nook WiFi Connection
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:14 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by asjogren View Post
My WiFi Router is configured with Authentication: "Shared Key". This does NOT work with the Nook version 1.4, when I change to Authentication: "Automatic" the Nook connects and remembers the encryption key I entered.

When I switch back to Authentication: "Shared Key", the Nook cannot connect with the remembered encryption key.

If there is no plan to support this WiFi configuration, then B&N should document it as a restriction.
Quote from the Wikipedia WEP article:
"At first glance, it might seem as though Shared Key authentication is more secure than Open System authentication, since the latter offers no real authentication. However, it is quite the reverse. It is possible to derive the keystream used for the handshake by capturing the challenge frames in Shared Key authentication.[2] Hence, it is advisable to use Open System authentication for WEP authentication, rather than Shared Key authentication. (Note that both authentication mechanisms are weak.)"

So you could just leave your router authentication at Automatic as the shared key option is not adding any extra security.
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