What is the difference of wireless open key and shared key?

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What is the main difference of the wireless open key and the wireless shared key? I had been hearing this topic before and would want to know what are these, its function, and direction in selecting the best one.

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What is the difference of wireless open key and shared key?

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Hi Wood,

1. Open system and shared are two types of network authentication services.

2. In open system authentication any wireless station can request authentication.

3. In shared system each wireless station receives a secret key over a secure channel.

4. Among these shared key authentication is preferred as security concerns.

5. By changing the key regularly you can add more security.

Hope this help!

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What is the difference of wireless open key and shared key?

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Hi Rebeca,

Setting wireless authentication is the best way to implement security check on your wireless network. When you setup your network using 'open system authentication' it is like 'no authentication' at all because it will just allow any device to connect to your network without doing security check. Whereas setting the wireless security to 'shared key authentication' means that Wired Equivalent Privacy must be enabled and configured on the access point configured from your router and the same code will be used for all the devices.

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