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WEP Configuration question

I have to configure WEP support for some legacy wireless devices.

On the AP configuration, It appears that I can enable WEP in two different ways :-

encryption vlan 1 mode ciphers wep40

OR

encryption vlan 1 mode wep mandatory

As far a client with 40bit WEP configured is concerned, are the two above statements the same ?

Does one invoke different behaviour than the other ?

Thanks,

Julian

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Re: WEP Configuration question

Cipher suites are sets of encryption algorithms that, like WEP, protect radio communication on your wireless LAN. You must use a cipher suite to enable Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA).

Because cipher suites provide the protection of WEP while also allowing use of authenticated key management, we recommend that you enable WEP by using the encryption mode wep command. Cipher suites that contain Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) provide the best security for your wireless LAN, and cipher suites that contain only WEP are the least secure.

You can also use the encryption mode wep command to set up static WEP. However, you should use theencryption mode wep command only if all clients that associate to the access point are not capable of key management.

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