Wired Equivalent Privacy
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<networking, standard> (WEP) IEEE 802.11:1999. A
cryptographic privacy algorithm, based on the RC4
encryption engine, used to provide confidentiality for
802.11 wireless networks. WEP is intended to provide
roughly the same level of confidentiality for wireless data as
a wired LAN (Ethernet), which is NOT protected by encryption.
WEP is often wrongly expanded as "Wireless Encryption
Protocol". WEP is a protocol that provides encryption
on wireless networks but that's not what it stands for.
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