Velocity Reviews - Computer Hardware Reviews

Velocity Reviews > Newsgroups > Computing > Wireless Networking > Where do I find WPA2-PSK AES on WinXP SP3

Reply
Thread Tools

Where do I find WPA2-PSK AES on WinXP SP3

 
 
James Egan
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      02-09-2009

On Sun, 8 Feb 2009 13:48:24 -0500, "Jack \(MVP-Networking\)."
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>WPA uses TKIP/MIC Encryption.
>WPA2 uses AES-CCMP Encryption
>AES aka the Irondale algorithm is a secure, fast symmetric cipher that is
>easily implemented in hardware.


Rijndael

>AES has its own mechanism for dynamic key generation. It's also resistant to
>statistical analysis of the cipher text.
>There is No reason to use some of the terminology in the drivers entries and
>Access Point menus as this appear in many products.
>However there is a tendency of the Entry Level Wireless manufacturer not to
>adhere strictly by implementation and language use to a common standard.
>Each one does something that in their mind would help better Marketing and
>consumers understanding (or misunderstanding) of the products.


Are you suggesting WPA-PSK(AES) doesn't exist in reality but only on
selectable menus?

The links Lem posted actually accepted that AES/CCMP was used with WPA
sometimes but wasn't specific about any (security affecting)
difference between the implementations in wpa and wpa2. From those
links I got the impression that the security algorithm was equivalent
in both implementations.

I do accept the point, though, that even if AES/CCMP is a selected
option on the menu that TKIP might be used without informing the user
if the hardware can't handle the AES.


Jim.

 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
Jack \(MVP-Networking\).
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      02-09-2009
Hi
WPA-PSK(AES) is a sort of WPA2. Since Wireless is the "Wilde West of
Networking", for variety of reasons some manufacturers at the moment prefer
this term.
From the user perspective if there is a choice between with AES and without
AES, the AES choice is better one, If there is a clear choice of WPA2 then
it should be used.
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)

"James Egan" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>
> On Sun, 8 Feb 2009 13:48:24 -0500, "Jack \(MVP-Networking\)."
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>>WPA uses TKIP/MIC Encryption.
>>WPA2 uses AES-CCMP Encryption
>>AES aka the Irondale algorithm is a secure, fast symmetric cipher that is
>>easily implemented in hardware.

>
> Rijndael
>
>>AES has its own mechanism for dynamic key generation. It's also resistant
>>to
>>statistical analysis of the cipher text.
>>There is No reason to use some of the terminology in the drivers entries
>>and
>>Access Point menus as this appear in many products.
>>However there is a tendency of the Entry Level Wireless manufacturer not
>>to
>>adhere strictly by implementation and language use to a common standard.
>>Each one does something that in their mind would help better Marketing and
>>consumers understanding (or misunderstanding) of the products.

>
> Are you suggesting WPA-PSK(AES) doesn't exist in reality but only on
> selectable menus?
>
> The links Lem posted actually accepted that AES/CCMP was used with WPA
> sometimes but wasn't specific about any (security affecting)
> difference between the implementations in wpa and wpa2. From those
> links I got the impression that the security algorithm was equivalent
> in both implementations.
>
> I do accept the point, though, that even if AES/CCMP is a selected
> option on the menu that TKIP might be used without informing the user
> if the hardware can't handle the AES.
>
>
> Jim.
>


 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New AES gem available -- fast-aes Nate Wiger Ruby 3 07-01-2010 04:12 PM
Group policy not applying with Win2008 server and WinXP SP3 over wireless Russell Wireless Networking 1 08-12-2009 02:23 PM
Can someone else reproduce this WinXP Home WPA2-PSK AES WZC bug? Sharon Wireless Networking 3 07-05-2008 09:59 AM
To XP SP3 or not to XP SP3? ~misfit~ NZ Computing 13 05-10-2008 07:47 AM
WPA AES & WPA2 AES max Wireless Networking 3 02-14-2007 03:14 PM



Advertisments