Airport security question

kriz105

Registered
Hi Guys me again hoping to pick a few more brains to help my thirst for understanding os X.
Could some one explain to me in simple terms the difference between 40 bit WEP and 128 bit WEP? I do understand that I should have one of these security settings for my network at home but not too sure which one!
Any clues?
Many thanks
Chris
 

Satcomer

In Geostationary Orbit
The difference is in the strength of the encryption. The encryption is used for two fold: 1)To protect your signal from your computer to the wireless router/switch/modem 2) To prevent anybody in range of your base station to use your net connection. With the encryption on then it is infinitely harder for the wireless intruder to intercept your base station and computer talking to each other. The 128 encryption should be used.
 
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