What is WEP?
WEP stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy. It is a security protocol for wireless networks that encrypts transmitted data. It's very simple to configure. Without any security your data can be interrupted without complexity. WEP is designed to offer the same level of security as that of a wired LAN. It offers security by encrypting data over the radio waves. It's important for mobile workers to ensure they have secure Wi-Fi connections. WEP has 3 settings: Off (no security), 64-bit (weak security), 128-bit (a bit better security). WEP is easy to crack, and using it decreases performance slightly.
WEP stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy and is a method of security used to secure wireless networks. WEP was one of the early methods of securing a wireless network. More secure methods are now available such as WPA and WPA2. WEP security requires the use of a key to access the network. All keys must be a combination of letters A-F and numbers 0-9. WEP is also categorized into two types: 64-bit WEP and 128-bit WEP. 64-bit WEP uses a 10-character key to allow access to the network. Belkin only recommends 64-bit mode on networks when some devices do not support either WPA or 128-bit WEP. 128-bit WEP uses a 26-character key to allow access to the wireless network. If some of your wireless devices do not support WPA, 128-bit WEP offers a very good security option.
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