Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/167783/htg-explains-the-difference-between-wep-wpa-and-wpa2-wireless-encryption-and-why-it-matters/
Even if you know you need to secure your Wi-Fi network (and have already done so) you probably all the encryption acronyms a little bit puzzling. Read on as we highlight the differences between encryption standards like WEP, WPA, and WPA2–and why it matters to which acronym you slap on your home Wi-Fi network.
Fun fact: We're the only people in my laptop's range who use WPA2. Stupid neighbours.
I am using WPA2 + AES. But my router (an Actiontec for Verizon FIOS) also asks me to choose an "Authentication Method", either Pre-Shared Key or 802.1x. Which method should I choose for maximum security?