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Periodic rotation of WEP keys for a secure WLAN

What do you think about various wireless vendors' solutions that automatically rotate WEP keys periodically?

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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

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