[ubuntu-uk] WEP key

London School of Puppetry lspinfo at gmail.com
Wed May 30 23:19:10 BST 2007

On 30/05/07, Neil Greenwood <neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 30/05/07, Andrew Price <andy at andrewprice.me.uk> wrote:
> > I'm sure someone will mention this next bit so I'll get there first: WEP
> > has been found to be quite easy to circumvent, so it's not that good a
> > way of securing a wireless network, but it's better than nothing and
> > it's still used quite widely.
> Sorry, but that's not correct. It's not better than nothing - at least
> with nothing you don't think you're secure!
> It takes about 2-3 minutes to capture enough wireless traffic to crack
> WEP now, followed by a few seconds of CPU time.
> WEP is now totally worthless. If you can, use WPA or WPA-2 instead. If
> your hardware only supports WEP, don't use it and set up a VPN
> (virtual private network - this encrypts all the data being sent over
> the air).
> I'd guess this is far too technical for the original poster, but I
> just wanted to point out how broken WEP is.
> Hwyl,
> Neil.
> P.S. If anyone wants slightly more technical info, search
> theregister.co.uk for the article called "Gone in 120 seconds!", a
> reference to the 2-3 minutes I mentioned above.

I'm the original poster and I am using a WPA not sure which.

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