[TriLUG] why not IPSec for encryption for wifi
Joseph Mack NA3T
jmack at wm7d.net
Tue Jul 25 21:40:50 EDT 2006
On Tue, 25 Jul 2006, Jason wrote:
> that and the ipsec rfc is loosely interpreted by various vendors..
Sorry - I didn't pose my question real well. I should have
"when the wifi people first decided on WEP (and later WPA),
why didn't they all say instead 'we're going to use the
foobar version/implementation (or our implementation) of
I mean IPSec already existed and instead they chose the
dreadful hack of WEP. I understand that WPA needs encryption
hardware on the wifi card to handle the extra processing.
With IPSec you could have left the CPU to do it. With both
WEP and IPSec you have to enter a key and I can't imagine
that setup would be much different for Joe and Jane Public.
Joseph Mack NA3T EME(B,D), FM05lw North Carolina
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