WEP in Windows® Vista-based wireless network
What is meant by Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) in Windows Vista-based wireless network and what is its use?
Windows Vista is an operating system introduced by Microsoft Corp. This advanced and improved operating system is a successor of Windows XP and is a predecessor of Windows 7. It is embedded with high-end features and offers high security and privacy to its users. Some of the security features included within this operating system is WAP technique, WEP, WPA-Enterprise, WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA2-Enterprise, 802.1x, etc. In this, the most advanced technique is the WEP technique. WEP is termed as Wired Equivalent Privacy. Windows Vista offers open system authentication with WEP. This is a security algorithm for wireless network connection. It offers high speed connectivity. For connecting the system with this WEP, users might need a passcode. There are numerous features of this security technique and it provides several uses to the system also.
Following paragraphs provide information about WEP in Windows Vista-based wireless network:
- WEP in Windows Vista
- Features of WEP
- Use of WEP
WEP in Windows Vista
WEP in Windows Vista plays a major role in enhancing security and privacy in computers with this operating system installed. WEP is a security encryption format that is used to protect the data transmitted over the wireless network used by the system. Users need to know the passcode for connecting to a wireless network with WEP encryption in your Windows Vista laptop.
Features of WEP
There are numerous features with this WEP technique. With the help of these features, it enhances the security of the network. Features included with WEP are Message Integrity Check (MIC), Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP). These security features protect the data traffic on your wireless LAN in a system with Windows Vista Operating System. WEP encryption checks the radio communication between bridges. Communicating bridges use the same WEP key to encrypt and to decrypt the radio signals.
WEP is a feature which is mainly used to secure your wireless network and to keep your wireless connection and computer safeguarded against viruses and all other sorts of intruders. With the help of WEP, Windows Vista makes it easy to change and set-up the security of your system and wireless router. The main use of WEP is to encrypt the data to ensure it high privacy which in turn enhances the security of the network.
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