Wi-Fi Protected Access

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Wi-Fi Protected Access

(networking, security)
(WPA) A security scheme for wireless networks, developed by the networking industry in response to the shortcomings of Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). WPA uses Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) encryption and provides built-in authentication, giving security comparable to VPN tunneling with WEP, with the benefit of easier administration and use.

WPA-PSK is a simplified form of WPA.
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In addition to providing full compatibility with present and future WLAN standards, Fodus' chipsets are compliant with Wi-Fi(TM) Wireless Protected Access (WPA) to ensure secure connections.

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