Periodic rotation of WEP keys for a secure WLAN
What do you think about various wireless vendors' solutions that automatically rotate WEP keys periodically?
They are a reasonable approach. Cisco and Cabletron both have solutions available in their access points. However, for a truly secure wireless LAN, you should use a VPN, instead of just using these WEP bandages.
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This was first published in July 2002