11i: Robust Security Networks, TKIP, and CCMP

i Robust Security Networks, TKIP, and CCMP

802.1X provides a framework for authentication and key management, which addresses two of the major flaws in the design of WEP. The major remaining flaw to be addressed is the lack of confidentiality provided by WEP encryption. Fixing link layer encryption was taken on by Task Group I of the 802.11 working group. In June 2004, their work was finally complete when the standard was ratified, after several delays.

802.11i takes a two-track approach to addressing the weaknesses in link-layer encryption. Its major components are two new link-layer encryption protocols. The first, the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) was designed to bolster security to the greatest extent possible on pre-802.11i hardware. The second, Counter Mode with CBC-MAC Protocol (CCMP), is a new encryption protocol designed from the ground up to offer the highest level of security possible.

Introduction to Wireless Networking

Overview of 802.11 Networks

11 MAC Fundamentals

11 Framing in Detail

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)

User Authentication with 802.1X

11i: Robust Security Networks, TKIP, and CCMP

Management Operations

Contention-Free Service with the PCF

Physical Layer Overview

The Frequency-Hopping (FH) PHY

The Direct Sequence PHYs: DSSS and HR/DSSS (802.11b)

11a and 802.11j: 5-GHz OFDM PHY

11g: The Extended-Rate PHY (ERP)

A Peek Ahead at 802.11n: MIMO-OFDM

11 Hardware

Using 802.11 on Windows

11 on the Macintosh

Using 802.11 on Linux

Using 802.11 Access Points

Logical Wireless Network Architecture

Security Architecture

Site Planning and Project Management

11 Network Analysis

11 Performance Tuning

Conclusions and Predictions

802.11 Wireless Networks The Definitive Guide
802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition
ISBN: 0596100523
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 179
Authors: Matthew Gast

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