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Wireless Security/basic question

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    Wireless Security/basic question


    I read that wifi routers use various encryption standards like WEP, WPA, etc. Is this encryption only active during the login process to protect unauthorized access (username/password encryption), or is this encryption also active during all data exchange between a client (notebook, tablet, etc) and the wifi router so to protect from data sniffers? Thanks

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    Beloit, Wisconsin
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by antares View Post
    I read that wifi routers use various encryption standards like WEP, WPA, etc. Is this encryption only active during the login process to protect unauthorized access (username/password encryption), or is this encryption also active during all data exchange between a client (notebook, tablet, etc) and the wifi router so to protect from data sniffers? Thanks
    Yes that encryption is active all the time your connected to that access point. All data coming and going from that AP is encrypted
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    Thanks for your reply, that's good to know!
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