Difference : WEP open / shared ?

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Michael van den Berg, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. Hello,
    i've got the following Question. A Friend of mine has a wireless LAN but
    we don'T know what is the Difference between WEP-Encryption shared or
    open (?)

    Thank you for your help..

    ich habe folgendes Problem. Ein Freund von mir hat seit kurzem einen
    W-LAN Access-Point, doch wir wissen nun nicht was der Unterschied
    zwischen 'offen' und 'gemeinsam' bei der WEP-Verschlüsselung ist...

    Michael van den Berg, Aug 18, 2004
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  2. Michael van den Berg

    Jeff Guest

    Short answer is that open is less likely to reveal your key to a snooper
    than shared. Shared was designed to be more secure, but it has a serious
    flaw that can reveal your key to a snooper even more easilly than open.

    So, use open if you are using WEP, or use WPA a VPN, other security, or a
    combination if you want more robust security.
    Jeff, Aug 18, 2004
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