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WPA - TKIP vs. AES?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by SRacer2000, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. SRacer2000

    SRacer2000 Network Guru Member

    I have looked around over the net. I'm a geek for the most part. But I can't get the difference between TKIP and AES for WPA!? Which is stronger, Which is more stable, Which is newer, Which is cooler? 8)
    Is there anyone who and answer these questions simply? Thx for the help in advance. This is a great site.

    Gage
     
  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    From what I have been reading, only TKIP is part of WPA. AES is a 128-bit block data encryption adopted by the US military as the encryption to replace DES in October 2000.

    WPA is a stop gap until 802.11i has been rectified. In its current draft form, the latter has AES included as part of the encryption protocols (as well as TKIP).
     

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