What is the difference between protecting Wi-Fi networks?
WEP, WAP, and WAP-2?
When configuring the settings of a new router for the first time, the user finds several security options in front of him, including WEP, WPA and WAP-2, but many users do not know the difference between these types and which is better, and below we explain the difference between these types as follows:
It is an abbreviated name for Wired Equivalent Privacy and means the key to equal wired privacy, and it is considered the first levels and types of encryption that were used to protect Wi-Fi, it started since September 1999, and it is the most common and used level, due to the lack of awareness of the users of the strength and efficiency of this encryption and because it comes As the first option when viewing encryption options and levels.
But at the same time, it is the weakest levels of encryption ever, and it is very easy to penetrate it, and any beginner child in hacking networks, with simple tools to penetrate this encryption and control your network.
This type is an update of the previous type and was adopted in 2003, which is a shortcut to Wi-Fi Protected Access, and in this type of encryption the length of the encryption key has been increased to 256 bits and of course the more the length of the encryption key the more difficult it is to penetrate Code
This was the biggest development in this coding.
By 2006 WPA-2 had replaced WPA and one of the major changes in the new coding from the previous system is the primary use of the popular AES coding protocol. This level of coding is of course the best among the three levels and came to fill gaps in the previous WPA system.
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