802.11b security.

I've recently learned (old news to the people here I'm sure) that WEP encryption on 802.11b networks sucks and may be worthless.

What, if anything, can be done to shore up the security on this kind of network until something better comes along?


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innominatetwice hath wroth:

Yep. WEP sucks. It can be cracked in literally seconds by commonly available tools.

Better is available today. Most current wi-fi hardware supports WPA or WPA2 encryption. With a long and messy pass phrase, it's currently uncrackable. Some vendors of 802.11b only hardware have add WPA support in firmware and driver updates so it's worth checking the vendor web pile. Otherwise, just buy some shiney new hardware and be done with it.

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