Wi-Fi Protected Access test results. (Database and Network News & Products).The Wi-Fi Alliance (Wi-Fi Alliance, Austin, TX, www.wi-fi.org) A membership organization founded in 1999 devoted to certifying 802.11 wireless Ethernet devices for interoperability. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo on a wireless radio (PC card, access point, etc. say that the first round of products has successfully completed Wi~Fi Protected Access interoperability testing. This security solution replaces the existing WLAN See wireless LAN.
WLAN - wireless local area network security solution called Wired Equivalent Privacy Wired Equivalent Privacy or Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP) is a scheme to secure IEEE 802.11 wireless networks. It is part of the IEEE 802.11 wireless networking standard. (WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) An IEEE standard security protocol for wireless 802.11 networks. Introduced in 1997, WEP was found to be very inadequate and was superseded by WPA, WPA2 and 802.11i. ).
This is the third Wi-FiR product certification developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance since the program began in March of 2000. The previous two certifications were for products based on the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, www.ieee.org) A membership organization that includes engineers, scientists and students in electronics and allied fields. 802.11a and 802.1 11b standards. In addition, the Wi-Fi Alliance is also developing a fourth certification testing program for IEEE 802.11g products. To date, over 650 products from 120 companies have received Wi-Fi certification.
The first Wi~Fi Protected Access-enabled products were available in May, and later this year Wi-Fi Protected Access (networking, security) Wi-Fi Protected Access - (WPA) A security scheme for wireless networks, developed by the networking industry in response to the shortcomings of Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). support will be required in selected Wi-Fi CERTIFIED PC and PC peripheral products. We also anticipate that many vendors with Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products on the market today will offer software upgrades to their products. Users considering the purchase of a Wi-Fi product with Wi-Fi P -rotected Access security can go to the Wi-Fi Alliance Web site and look at the product's capability label to determine if it has Wi-Fi Protected Access support
Wi-Fi Protected Access certification is identified by a new element on the capabilities label and on the Wi-Fi Alliance Web site.
The term Wi-Fi Protected Access refers to products that have been certified for interoperability by the Wi-Fi Alliance when using this security technology. Products that have not received Wi-Fi certification by the Alliance are not permitted to use these terms when describing their security features. Wi-Fi Protected Access is a subset of the IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers) 802.11i amendment to the 802.11 standard. Wi-Fi Protected Access differs in only three primary aspects from 802.11i: peer-to-peer support, pre-authentication, and a new cipher cipher: see cryptography.
(1) The core algorithm used to encrypt data. A cipher transforms regular data (plaintext) into a coded set of data (ciphertext) that is not reversible without a key. used to encrypt the data. A source for additional information on this security solution can be found at: wwwi-fi.org