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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11 b/g/n Wi-Fi with WPA security, and it has wall and car chargers.
Amplicon said the SW5001 offers 64-bit or 128-bit WEP encryption and claimed it is one of the first wireless device servers to provide full WPA security, ensuring a secure wireless encryption method.
Intersil has been actively involved with key industry leaders in developing a new standards-based security solution for the WLAN market and is the only supplier sampling a WPA security solution for both PC cards and access points.
In addition, many Wi-Fi chipset vendors offer software or firmware updates to bring older wireless networks in line with the WPA security level.