network speed with wpa_supplicant

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at
Wed Mar 1 11:04:54 EST 2006

On Wed, Mar 01, 2006 at 12:10:16AM -0500, Dan Werner wrote:

> I was wondering, what sort of speed should one expect using wpa_supplicant
> and WPA-PSK?

wpa_supplicant has nothing to do with transmitting data packets it is
taking care of authentication and key configuration, but after that, all
depends on the driver. With a proper driver and hardware design that
includes hardware acceleration for TKIP/CCMP (or with fast enough host
CPU), there should not be any noticeable difference in speed when
comparing plaintext connection with WPA enabled connections.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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