802.11n Security Roadmap Implementation: requirements after 1/1/2014

Abbhishek Misra abhishekfishy2000 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 15 04:18:40 EDT 2013


I was going through 802.11n requirements after 1/1/2014, I've pasted the
same. My query is mentioned after 11n Security requirements.

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*3.8 Allowed Security Combinations* *3.8.1 APUT Security Combinations*

* *

*APUTs must support one of the following security combinations.*

* *

*1. WPA2 only (no WPA, no WEP, no open)*

*2. WPA2 and open (no WPA, no WEP)*

*3. WPA2, mixed mode WPA2/WPA (no WPA alone, no WEP, no open)*

*4. WPA2, mixed mode WPA2/WPA, WEP (no WPA alone, no open)*

*5. WPA2, mixed mode WPA2/WPA, open  (no WPA alone, no WEP)*

*6. WPA2, mixed mode WPA2/WPA, WEP and open (no WPA alone)*

* *

*Until January 1, 2014, the following security combinations are also
allowed, but they will no longer be allowed starting January 1, 2014.*

* *

*1. WPA2, WPA, mixed mode WPA2/WPA (no WEP, no open)*

*2. WPA2, WPA, mixed mode WPA2/WPA, WEP (no open)*

*3. WPA2, WPA, mixed mode WPA2/WPA, open (no WEP) *

*4. WPA2, WPA, mixed mode WPA2/WPA, WEP and open*

* *
*3.8.2 STAUT Security Combinations.*

* *

*STAUTs must support one of the following security combinations.*

* *

*1.     WPA2 only (no WPA, no WEP, no open)*

*2.     WPA2 and open (no WPA, no WEP)*

*3.     WPA2, mixed mode WPA2/WPA (no WPA alone, no WEP, no open)*

*4.     WPA2, mixed mode WPA2/WPA, WEP (no WPA alone, no open)*

*5.     WPA2, mixed mode WPA2/WPA, open  (no WPA alone, no WEP)*

*6.     WPA2, mixed mode WPA2/WPA, WEP and open (no WPA alone)*

*7.     mixed mode WPA2/WPA (no WPA alone, no WEP, no open)*

*8.     mixed mode WPA2/WPA, WEP (no WPA alone, no open)*

*9.     mixed mode WPA2/WPA, WEP and open (no WPA alone)*

* *

* *

*Until January 1, 2014, the following security combinations are also
allowed, but they will no longer be allowed starting January 1, 2014.*

* *

*1. WPA2, WPA, mixed mode WPA2/WPA (no WEP, no open)*

*2. WPA2, WPA, mixed mode WPA2/WPA, WEP (no open)*

*3. WPA2, WPA, mixed mode WPA2/WPA, open (no WEP) *

*4. WPA2, WPA, mixed mode WPA2/WPA, WEP and open*
* *****************************************************


Query:

Does this mean that after Jan'14 if my STA does WPS with an AP that
supports WPA Only (legacy AP), then WPS should configure my STA to mixed
mode and not WPA mode?

-- 
Regards
Abhishek Misra
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