From: Jim Warner <warner@ca...> - 2000-11-13 19:51:52
Dmitry Matsnev (dmitry@...) asked:
> What can you tell me about advantages/disadvantages of using WEP on
> Cisco/Aironet products?
> Is it useful? Is it affects transmition speed or some other params?
Aeronet hardware can hold a WEP key for each mac address. But
since there is no key distribution protocol yet, there's no way
to make use of multiple keys. A lot of people don't like the
idea that a single secret would be shared (common WEP key everywhere)
over a large community.
Running the WEP algorithm takes time. It will slow down maximum
transmission rates. I've seen some test results that I don't remember.
I don't think it was significant.