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Old 07-28-2003, 07:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Does WEP encryption slow download speeds?

If I'm using a wireless router for my cable modem and I enable 128bit encryption does that slow the speed of the transmittion between my comp and the router? Basically, now I download at about 200KBps and I wondered if that would change if I enabled 128bit WEP. Also, will it adversely affect online gaming performance? Thanks in advance for any advice.

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No. It should run at the same speed overall. The encryption has not been shown to slow traffic, because it doesnt add to packet size, just changes them around, and then decodes them.

You should be fine.
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