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Subject: Re: Consumer Wlan
From: Patrik Fältström <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Network management discussion for Nordic region <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 25 Mar 2002 17:43:40 +0100

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--On 2002-03-25 14.43 +0100 John Angelmo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>>> Here comes the problem, I love Wlan and I can manage it, what now happns
>>> when ppl start ty buy 802.11b equipment putting it up at home with no
>>> protection at all (wep isn't protection enough:)).
> Yes, WEP is protection enough for the consumer, but the problem is to
> get them to activate it, as soon as the consumer finds out of a
> securityproblem thei either blame their ISP or Microsoft.

In your original note you said that WEP was not protection enough, and that
you still wanted some solutions which users should use.

I claim WEP is enough, and doing a PR campaign to make consumers understand
that they should turn on WEP is pretty easy.

Getting by default more security than WEP today involves the ISP, and is
much harder. That should also concentrate on application layer security,
and not give better security for transmission layer for consumers, because
they don't need it and don't want to pay for it.


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