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What is WEP and WPA encryption

Tell me.. what is wep and wpa encryption keys and which one is more secure and faster....

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  • supportonspe Nov 19, 2008

    WPA-PSK is far superior to WEP and provides stronger protection for the home/ SOHO user for two reasons.The process used to generate the encryption key is very rigorous and the rekeying (or key changing) is done very quickly. This stops even the most determined hacker from gathering enough data to break the encryption.

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WEP is like a clear connection with no encryption only to get this connection you need to enter key number and password.
WPA is more like encrypted connection and to that also you shall enter key number and password.

In today's wireliss connection speed there's no differences and you better use WEP since they got less connectivity problems

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