Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Wireless networks broadcast messages using a radio and are thus more
susceptible to eavesdropping
than wired networks. Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is the first in a line of increasingly secure algorithms that include WPA and WPA2 used to secure IEEE 802.11 wireless networks.
Setting WEP up is usually done from the wireless security tab of your router configuration, this is most often accessed from your computer using the web address http: 18.104.22.168 by default. It consists of a pass-phrase and a key. the pass-phrase is used to generate an encryption key, this is then necessary to use any packets (Bits of data) transferred over the air.
Newer routers allow this configuration to be done through a visual application as well.
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