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Can WEP enabled PC connect to non-WEP AP

By T.Wiltshire ·
Forgive the ignorance that this question highlights. I understand the basics of enabled WEP on a wireless NIC and AP. Is it possible for a WEP enabled NIC to sucessfully connect to a non-WEP enabled AP? If so, what type of info would the AP record for the client that connected in such a fashion? (MAC address etc.)Would it be possible to access the client directly from the network that the AP is attached to? The issue comes about with a PC (company A) being able to conenct to "Company B" networksince they don't have WEP enabled. Obviously "Company B" should correct this but is there any potential harm in "Company B" accessing "Company A" 's PC?

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by dustyD In reply to Can WEP enabled PC connec ...

Since no answers have posted yet, I'll give it a stab...are you sure you're connecting to another Co.'s AP?
It would prob. be possible to connect if yours is set to "Both" Open and WEP systems, and your SSID is left to the default, and the other Co's is also, with the same vendor's AP.
As far as information, I would say that the MAC and possibly the IP address is all that would be captured.
I would venture to guess that if you can access their network AP, then any shared folders on your PC would be visible, also. (Best to setup password protection, or really configure your wireless card not to connect to any available AP.

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This reply helped a little but.

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