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What is Wireless Equivalent Privacy (WEP)?
WEP is a security protocol that is designed to protect data transmitted via WiFi networks. It's not as secure as WPA, but it's more compatable with older or less sophisticated wireless devices.

WEP uses a shared key that all devices connecting to the network use. Because it's possible to eventually crack the key, it's important to occasionally change it.

When a device attepts to connect to a WEP secured network, the device will prompt the user to enter in the proper key. If the correct key is entered, the device will connect.

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