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WEP key security codes
« on: September 14, 2006, 01:21:16 AM »
When setting up a  Network between 2 computers/laptops,

there is something known as WEP key, which you have to

enter into the required box. My question is this.. why do they

make the WEP key security code so long. Mine is 26 digits.

Can anyone explain this to me as I find this subject very

fascinating and want to learn more.

Thanks in advance!!!

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« Comment or Reply #1 on: September 18, 2006, 05:40:28 AM »
Further to my question about WEP keys and setting up a Network,

if I connect another computer/laptop..

would it be the same code,? Can anyone help? ???
« Last Edit: September 18, 2006, 05:45:39 AM by PrincessB »

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Re: WEP key security codes
« Comment or Reply #2 on: September 18, 2006, 09:48:38 AM »
When setting up a  Network between 2 computers/laptops,

there is something known as WEP key, which you have to

enter into the required box. My question is this.. why do they

make the WEP key security code so long. Mine is 26 digits.

Can anyone explain this to me as I find this subject very

fascinating and want to learn more.

Thanks in advance!!!

PrincessB

The reason why you have long digits code is that, the longer the digit are, the difficult its to crack. By algorithms that 26 digits will take more than 1000 times before you can crack it. I can not get hold of the proper formula use in calculating it now, but when 'am able I will calculate it for you. so its more beneficial to you when your digits are longer so that it will give  hackers longer time to crack into you system.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2006, 09:55:18 AM by Wale »

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Re: Networking
« Comment or Reply #3 on: September 18, 2006, 09:59:51 AM »
Further to my question about WEP keys and setting up a Network,

if I connect another computer/laptop..

would it be the same code,? Can anyone help? ???

It depends on the configuration you will need the code to enter into the network.Therefore, you need same code to network you PC to Laptop. However, if you are having multiple users, then you might need diff username and password.
Hope that helps.

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Re: WEP key security codes
« Comment or Reply #4 on: September 18, 2006, 04:33:35 PM »
Thanks for that Wale...
Wao I completely forgot about hackers...

Look forward to how the code is calculated

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Re: WEP key security codes
« Comment or Reply #5 on: January 26, 2013, 03:54:58 PM »
If your WEP keys is 26 digits long, lets get something very clear. WIRED EQUIVALENT PRIVACY is a very unsecured form of wireless security and authentication. The reason why it's long it's because the web administrator has been able to decipher its degree of unreliability.

For a truth, the security of a wireless network is not dependent on how long the passkey is. A 26 key passkey can go through a 15 second dictionary attack if it's an easily decipherable password.

In retrospect, I thought WEPs were old-fashioned. It still would not cost the network administrator a cent to upgrade the security of the wireless network to WPA2/PSK.

I hope my response suffices.

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KU

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