Making the Best of WEP
Wired Equivalent Privacy is a fairly weak security standard, but if you're not using anything else, it's a good start.I keep hearing that WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) is too weak a security scheme for wireless networks, but Im not prepared to throw out my old access point and card to buy new ones with better security. Recognizing that WEP is imperfect, how can I best take advantage of whatever security WEP provides my home network?
Larry MayerUsing WEP instead of more sophisticated security schemes like WPA (Wireless Protected Access) is a little like putting a padlock on a door. It wont stop someone who is determined to break in, but it will discourage anyone who isnt willing to make an effort. Heres a check list of things that will make breaking though WEP harder. Not all of the following features are available on all 802.11b hardware, but you should take as many of these steps as your hardware allows.