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antares

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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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jpolacko

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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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antares

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Thanks for your reply, that's good to know!
 

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    Windows 8.1x64 Pro
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    self made
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    Intel Core i7 6700K
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    Asus Z170-A
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
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    Intel HD Graphics 530
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 23EA53 23" LED IPS
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 32bit
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 256GB 830 Series SSD main+HGST 4TB 7200RPM as 2nd internal
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    Corsair Obsidian 650DW-1 Midtower
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