WPA2 - is it implemented in hardware or software (or both)?

Dan Williams dcbw at redhat.com
Fri Oct 27 10:24:05 EDT 2006


On Fri, 2006-10-27 at 14:46 +0200, Svein Olav Bjerkeset wrote:
> > The hardware and/or the wireless driver need to understand how to do the
> > CCMP encryption that WPA2 requires support for.
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> Ok - but is it enough that the driver (madwifi in my case) supports WPA2
> or will the hardware itself need WPA2 support as well?

Both, but I believe that any card which can be used with the madwifi
drivers will also support WPA.

Dan

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