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What does WEP mean on a wireless network ?



 
 
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Old February 7th 04, 09:52 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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What does WEP mean on a wireless network ?




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Old February 7th 04, 01:35 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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"Brian Morrison" wrote in message
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On Sat, 07 Feb 2004 09:52:35 +0000, in article
"¬Stephen Hammond"
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What does WEP mean on a wireless network ?


Wired Equivalency Protocol.

It is rather basic encryption that is not really up to the job of securing
things in a government defeating way, but is probably good enough for
keeping the neighbours out.


Note, utilities like AirSnort can compromise WEP keys in a matter of mintes.
Also, if you implement WEP, network performance will be reduced by anything
from 15% to 50% due to the overhead assosiated with encryption.

There is a new technology called WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) which addresses
these shortcomings.


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Old February 7th 04, 02:22 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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PsychicStickleBrick wrote:

"Brian Morrison" wrote in message
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On Sat, 07 Feb 2004 09:52:35 +0000, in article
"?Stephen Hammond"
wrote:


What does WEP mean on a wireless network ?


Wired Equivalency Protocol.

It is rather basic encryption that is not really up to the job of securing
things in a government defeating way, but is probably good enough for
keeping the neighbours out.


Note, utilities like AirSnort can compromise WEP keys in a matter of mintes.
Also, if you implement WEP, network performance will be reduced by anything
from 15% to 50% due to the overhead assosiated with encryption.


Only minutes if it's a 802.11G network transferring files.
For typical surfing, it's hours (if fully using a ADSL link) or weeks
(occasional surfing)
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Old February 8th 04, 03:16 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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"¬Stephen Hammond" wrote in message
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What does WEP mean on a wireless network ?


It means "Worthless Encryption Protocol".


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Old February 12th 04, 02:28 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Mr. M.J. Lush
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In article ,
¬Stephen Hammond wrote:

What does WEP mean on a wireless network ?


Locking the gate in a 4 foot high fence. Your asking
people to keep out, if they want to come in they can easily
climb over.

IMHO the biggest risk to home WiFi is not some Black hat in a van
looking to hack the GCHQ but a local teenager looking for a source of
free porn. If your really really unlucky it someone older who likes
their meat younger :-(



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