LKBEN11108: Methods for the encryption of wireless networks.


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 1 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Latest update: 05/10/2020 | Comment:


Symptom

You want more security. WLAN security.

Cause

There are several methods to secure you wireless network connection.

Solution

- 64-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Protection). This was the first wireless encryption standard. It is outdated by now.

- 128-bit WEP. An updated, more secure version of the original WEP.

- WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access). A newer more secure encryption standard. Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 supports the WPA standard.

- WPA2. The newest secure standard. WPA2 provides the highest level of encryption at present.

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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