Wi-Fi Protected Access

<networking, security>

(WPA) A security scheme for wireless networks, developed by the networking industry in response to the shortcomings of Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). WPA uses Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) encryption and provides built-in authentication, giving security comparable to VPN tunneling with WEP, with the benefit of easier administration and use.

WPA-PSK is a simplified form of WPA.

Last updated: 2007-05-11

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Wi-Fi Protected AccessWi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key

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