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Even if a home user was moving important data over their home network (which most aren't) how would anyone know about it? THEY WOULDN'T. To a hacker you're network full of important data will look just like a home network with useless data unless he takes the time to hack in, which would not be worth his time since it would probably just be useless data. So WEP would protect you in that way. Lets say for instance that you are really worried about your data or people actually know you move important data on your network. You would have a very good insentive to set up a strong firewall and COMBINE that with WEP for a more complete security solution.

But why should the average user go through that trouble? Why should they have to shell out the cash when WEP would be enough of a deterrent and FREE? So, WEP is good in either case and is a great advance to make security a standard.

The solution of this problem is trivial and is left as an exercise for the reader.