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Make WEP key with Windows

Posted on 2014-02-25
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I have several WifI bridges who get they WEP key from one Main WiFi router who also assigns DHCP to the users.
Is it possible to use any software for Windows Computer to make the WEP key for the users ?
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If you are using WEP to "secure" your wireless LAN, you might as well turn off security. WEP isn't secure at all and can be cracked within a matter of minutes.

Change over to WPA2/AES.  If you have a server you can use RADIUS to do the authentication with a WPA2 enabled wireless system.
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I know about the Wep security and therefore I ask again about WPA2/AES.

What kind of Radius server can I use ?
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Any Radius Server. On m$ Server OS's it a role you can add (Network Policy and Access Services, "NPS"). The Link below explains it a little better:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755248.aspx

Linux usually uses "FreeRADIUS". If you want a Linux distro that is very easy to configure with FreeRADIUS, I suggest you use Zentyal:

http://www.zentyal.org/server/
http://doc.zentyal.org/en/radius.html
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Can I bridge several WiFi devices and let the Radius show the SSID and ask for the password ?
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How exactly it works together with the Access Points I don't know, but it uses the User's Account and his password to authenticate with the LAN, for example if you are using a Windows Domain it uses the Domain user's credentials.
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Well I am running this in small guest house where every one uses wireless device. No domain controller.
Today I have few WiFi in bridge mode and they uses Windows 2003 server for gateway and DHCP. But I need to put SSID and password on every WiFi brigde. I would like the Windows server to assign the SSID and password or make one of the WiFi to do that.
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