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Does Encryption Slow Down Internet Speed?

by TechnoGeek_95 / December 2, 2007 6:18 AM PST

Exactly what the title says. Does encryption, like WPA, slow down internet speed?

Thanks in advance Happy

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It could add speed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 2, 2007 6:38 AM PST

The answer is to test it. Hardware makes a difference as well as what's in the packets.


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Need a resarch on that
by adelacuesta / January 17, 2008 11:20 AM PST

Yes, I didn't see any direct comparison yet on the open and secured wi-fi connection speeds. But I guess the encrypted connection has a signal processing done at the AP side and may have a little transmission time difference.

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