Wireless WPA in Windows® XP
What is WPA and what is its use?
Wireless networks are ubiquitous today, and any one can set-up the wireless security in their own system. The widespread use of this network means the chance of security problems are more in this case. You can apply passwords to protect wireless network; they also have limits in providing security. Since there are various methods to access passwords, hackers can easily enter into the wireless network. This refers to the need of some more advanced techniques for your wireless networks. Various security technologies are there to provide security to wireless home and business networks. WPA is such a wireless security protocol which can protect your wireless network in a convenient way.
Following are the important points related to WPA in Windows XP:
- Tips to use
WPA stands for Wi-Fi Protected Access. This is a method to secure wireless home networks. This is available in two different versions; WPA and WPA 2. 1EEE 802.11i is the implemented standard in this type of security method. Temporal Key Integrity Protocol is the protocol used in this security method and this replaces the encryption key security in WEP. This improves the security features available for wireless networks than WEP security.
WPA offers better security to wireless networks. This can provide security for wireless networks even if they are enabled with WEP security. Improved data encryption and user authentication are improved features available in this security utility. Improved data encryption combines with integrity checking feature. This is also one of the improved features which can offer best security for your wireless security.
WPA can work with some specific versions of Windows XP and you need to check the version of Windows XP in your system. Then, the wireless router access point should be verified. The compatibility of Wireless Zero Configuration with the network adapter should also be verified. You need to apply WPA settings in Wi-Fi device in your system. After all these, select the 'Apply' option to save all these changes on the system.
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