questions about WPA-PSK and EAP-PSK
Manoj Verma, Noida
manojv at hcltech.com
Fri Jan 28 04:49:29 EST 2005
See comments below..
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>Subject: questions about WPA-PSK and EAP-PSK
> Would anyone please help to clarify the following issues, any help is
> Does the WPA-PSK mode also need to config IEEE802.1x? because WPA-PSK
>also support WPA 4-Way Handshake to generating encrytion data key, by
>exchanging EAPOL-Key messages between supplicant and authenticator, right?
There are two types of Infrastructure BSS:
1. Enterprise mode: This is the place where 802.1x authentication is used.
Through 802.1x only the PMK is obtained which are used for derivation of
(PTK) - EPAOL and temporal keys. After this 4-way and Group h/s starts.
2. Personal mode: Here 802.1x is not used. Rather the Passphrase which we
set at the AP and Supplicant side, is used for the derivation of EPAOL and
temporal keys. After this 4-way and Group h/s starts which are nothing but
part of EAPOL protocol.
> What's the difference between WPA-PSK and EAP-PSK? If I only try to
>WPA-PSK, Does I need to config EAP-PSK to include IEEE802.1x? (But in the
>README, which said that WPA-PSK mode does not require EAPOL/EAP
>implementation, I think need EAPOL-Key to support WPA 4-Way Handshake).
I think the above should answer this.
(Also I haven't heard of EAP-PSK).
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