WEP Key in Windows® 7
The Windows 7 WEP key is a security code used on some Wi-Fi networks. WEP keys allow the computer to connect with a group of devices on a local network to exchange encoded messages. Wired equivalent protection key is an encryption code which allows users to protect access to wireless internet routers. WEP keys in Windows 7 chosen by a network administrator. WEP keys are set on Wi-Fi adapters and routers and other wireless network devices. In a matching wired equivalent protection keys must be set on each device for communicate them to with each other. If the owner loses his wired equivalent protection key, with some time and the right equipment, the router's owner can easily recover his WEP key. WEP is a security protocol used to secure a wireless network from unauthorized users.
The details given below will help you understand the intricacies of WEP key and its relation to Windows 7 system:
- Wireless network security
- WLAN security
- Wireless router
Wireless network security
The wired equivalent protection key in Windows 7 protects wireless network system. The WEP key is a sequence of digits these digits include the numbers 0-9. The network administrator has to select a network key phrase such as network password and shared secret keywords. These key keywords are a secret set of numbers it can be letters or symbols. These secret keywords are only provided to those users that are authorized to access wireless network. With a shared secret key or passwords the users can perform security functions.
The WLAN needs for security in a corporate wireless network area. The WEP key provides WLAN security to the Windows 7 Operating System. WEP key allows a network administrator to access home network and prevent unauthorized users for using the network services. Wired equivalent protection is a security protocol used to protect a wireless local area network from unauthorized users. If any user attempting to access the network without the proper key, WEP will not be granted access the network.
The wired equivalent protection key in Windows 7 protects your wireless router. The wireless router adds convenience to your home network. This wireless router enables you to use your laptop outside. This wireless router did not having an Ethernet ports to access network connection. So the user must secure your wireless network because the unauthorized persons are not able to use this network so they were trying to hack this. Setting the router to use wireless equivalent privacy will accomplish this task.
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