WEP key Generator is a compact application that allows you to generate an encryption key for your wireless network. The program can be used by any user that needs to setup a local network using a wireless router.
The main goal of this tool is to generate a Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) key that can be used to secure the network connection. Although the algorithm is considered to be obsolete, it is widely used for protecting the data privacy for numerous computer networks and devices.
Security keys are used for authenticating a new computer on the wireless network and are handled by the access point. When the client requires access to the network, the access point sends the challenge text that the client needs to encrypt in order to connect to the network.
The WEB algorithm has multiple standards which offer different levels of protection according to the number of bits used for generating the network key. The app is compatible with all the standards and allows you to generate 64-bit and 256-bit keys just as easily.
It features an easy to use interface that only requires you to enter a phrase and to click a button in order to generate the hexadecimal value. The encryption level is set by changing the number of characters in your security phrase according to the required number of characters displayed in the main window.
Unfortunately, the WEP security algorithm is quite old and there are several exploits that can render it useless for protecting your network communication. Other security standards such as WAP or WAP2 are currently recommended as they can provide better encryption.
However, WEP key Generator can be used successfully for creating the keys required by some devices in order to connect to the wireless network.