IEEE 802.11b WEP Security
The IEEE 802.11b standard includes a Shared Key data privacy mechanism,
called Wired Equivalent Privacy
Features of WEP are:
Data encryption using a 64 bit shared key
No key distribution mechanism. The shared key (password) must be
distributed manually to all personnel and either be remembered or stored
somewhere on the hard disk.
Simple authentication of clients based on a challenge / response mechanism,
using the shared key and the hardware address.