Switching from WPA to WPA2

Jouni Malinen j
Sun Feb 1 12:06:29 PST 2009

On Sun, Feb 01, 2009 at 10:44:42AM -0800, Grant wrote:
> I'm running hostapd and WPA with a long and random password.  Would it
> be beneficial to switch to WPA2?  Is WPA2 encryption harder to break?

Depends on what you mean with "WPA" and "WPA2". If by WPA you mean that
TKIP is enabled, then yes, it would be must more secure to switch to
WPA2. If only CCMP is enabled and you are just talking about difference
between WPA and WPA2/RSN for 4-way handshake, then there is not really
much difference as far as security is concerned.

> If so, what is the quickest way to switch?


Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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