Switching from WPA to WPA2
emailgrant at gmail.com
Sun Feb 1 16:27:16 EST 2009
>> I'm running hostapd and WPA with a long and random password. Would it
>> be beneficial to switch to WPA2? Is WPA2 encryption harder to break?
> Depends on what you mean with "WPA" and "WPA2". If by WPA you mean that
> TKIP is enabled, then yes, it would be must more secure to switch to
> WPA2. If only CCMP is enabled and you are just talking about difference
> between WPA and WPA2/RSN for 4-way handshake, then there is not really
> much difference as far as security is concerned.
>> If so, what is the quickest way to switch?
I appear to be running TKIP so I changed the above settings, although
I have 'wpa_pairwise' on hostapd-0.5.10 instead of 'rsn_pairwise'. I
also noticed I have 'wpa_key_mgmt=WPA-PSK' set. I can't connect to
the AP in its new configuration. Here is wpa_supplicant.conf on the
Am I configuring the client incorrectly, or could it be the server?
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