I was just curious to see if we can stream a hd video with WEP encryption on an ssid. I streamed a hd video on wired side of an AP using VLC and then connected a wireless client and then tried to view the video and unfortunately i could not view the video. I tried the same with an open ssid and i am able to see the video. My AP is a 11ac AP and uses 80Mhz bandwidth in 5Ghz band. Configured channel as 36 with channel width of 80Mhz. what would be the probable reason for this? Is it because WEP will use lower data-rates?
WEP is limited to the slower (<=54 Mbps) rates.
WPA has been deprecated, and all new gear must be WPA2 certified.
In addition, all new 802.11ac certs also require Management Frame Protection.
You are going to need to use a WPA2 connection.