In the interest of getting some at least basic protection for my wireless network, I configured it to use WEP and specified the keys on all the computers that connect to it. But if I put Ethereal on one of the computers and capture packets on the wireless interface, none of the packets seems to be encrypted. I can clearly see destination URL’s in the packets (not just the destination hostname or IP, the full URL).
Have a misunderstood the purpose of WEP? I expected that having used WEP, I should not be able to see any plaintext information in a packet sniffer.