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From: David Murn (daveydoa.org)
Date: Fri Feb 23 2001 - 06:42:29 CST
On Thu, 22 Feb 2001, rain forest puppy wrote:
> Realistically, I don't think it's possible...plus, why would you want to
Why would you want to mix 10 and 100mbit network cards? Maybe you've
already got 10s and dont want to spend the extra money upgrading all 40bit
cards to 128, at the same time as you buy new 128 cards.
> If I had a 40-bit client A, and 128 bit client B, and a 128 bit client C
> in Ad-Hoc...what WEP bit size would client C send so that A and B can see
> it? 128-bit would only be seen by client B. 40- would be seen by client
> A, and maybe client B. So, to be safe, send 40-bit so both can see?
> Then why bother with 128-bit at all?
Send at the lowest common level. If you then upgrade the 40 card to 128
then the 'lowest common level' is 128.
Thats why 100bT ethernet cards (usually) do 10/100. It tries for 100, but
if it cant do 100, it will do 10.
> But again, you're not adding any security, and only complicating things.
Its hardly complicating, basically you make them all use the same
level. If one card needs 40, then you do 40, until its upgraded and
capable of more.