How does the password that we enter (to connect to a wireless network) encrypt the data on the wireless network?
Through my reading I am not sure if the password that we enter is the same as the passphrase. If that is right then how can the passphrase generate the four WEP keys?
I understand how the four keys work in WEP and how they encrypt the data. Also, I know how WPA's keys encrypt the data but the only thing I have to know is:
What is the benefit of the password that we enter to get access to the network, and how does this password help in encrypting the data?