Wi-Fi Planet Guide to WPA

Wi-Fi Planet Guide to WPA

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Written By Eric Sandler

By Wi-Fi Planet Staff

December 13, 2007

A round-up of ten must-read stories from our archives that’ll give you the how-to and what-for of Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA).

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To help you gain a better understanding of what WPA is, how it works, and why you should be using it, we’ve gathered together our best tutorials on the subject.

1. The Caffe Latte Attack: How It Works—and How to Block It

One more great reason to leave WEP and switch to WPA.

2. Implementing Inexpensive Multiple SSID Networks: Part I

The first in a two-part series on setting up and securing your home WLAN.

3. Implementing Inexpensive Multiple SSID Networks: Part II

Part two in our series on how to set up multiple SSIDs using DD-WRT and your basic home router.

4. Learning to Share Your Wi-Fi

Learn how to share safely.

5. Say No to WEP, And Yes to WPA

An explanation of what WPA is and why you should be using it.

6. WPA PSK Crackers: Loose Lips Sink Ships

Our guide to understanding WPA-PSK.

7. WPA-PSK: Step-by-Step 

Some tips on setting up WPA-PSK.

8. Making the WPA Upgrade

An early primer on WPA.

9. Linux on Your WLAN: Configure WPA

Learn how to configure WPA Personal on both Debian clients (and its many offshoots) and Red Hat (and its many spawn).

10. WPA Security Enhancements

A thorough deconstruction of WPA, including TKIP.

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