Wireless is wireless, right?

In the 802.11 wireless world, there are two major encryption methods; WEP and WPA. Which of these describe the differences between WEP and WPA? Pick two.

A) WEP keys are 256 bits long

B) WPA uses AES

C) WPA is considered to be more secure

D) WPA is the original wireless encryption protocol

E) WPA likes the beach, but WEP prefers a quiet night at home

The answers: B) WPA uses AES and C) WPA is considered to be more secure

Although WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) was a promising encryption protocol, significant cryptographic vulnerabilities forced the industry to find a better way to encrypt. WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) was created to fill this void.

Want to know more? Watch “Wireless Networking.”

Wireless networks have numerous standards and communication methods, and there are extensive wireless configuration options. In this video, you’ll learn about all of the 802.11 wireless standards, the wireless encryption methods, and some of the most common wireless configuration options.