I read somewhere that WPA was a better mode to use but my Atheros mini pci card looses it's ability to authenticate every now and then. I rebooted, reinstalled the card's drivers - no luck. Finally I turned off security and then I got a connection. I disabled the card, switched to Ethernet and accessed my WRT54g (v4)( DD-WRT v23). Once in the router, I set for static WEP, put in a passphrase and generated a key. I copied that to my Atheros software and now everything works but I'm worried about security.
Also, my Atheros software only supports these modes:
WPA WPA Passphrase 802.1x Static WEP none
I'm having a tough time making sense of all these modes and to make things worse, DD-WRT uses different names for modes. Someone please help me pick the right mode! Ungh!