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Posted by:Dutch
Subject:WEP or WPA?
Date:19:57:37 12/01/2007

> I´ve a question.
> What´s the difference between this encryptions?
> Is this now WEP or WPA?
>
> WEP,WPA
> WEP,WEP104
> WEP,WEP40
> WEP,TKIP,WPA
> WEP,TKIP,WPA,PSK
> WEP,TKIP,WPA,PSK,AES-CCM
> WEP,TKIP,WPA,AES-CCM
> WEP,WPA,PSK,AES-CCM
> WEP,WEP40,TKIP,WPA,AES-CCM
> WEP,WEP104,TKIP,WPA,PSK
> WEP,WEP40,WEP104,TKIP,WPA,AES-CCM
> WEP,WEP40,WEP104,TKIP,WPA

Kismet reports what the AP announces that it is capable of using (according to what the driver see and report to Kismet). The AP can be using any of the reported encryption types.

Generally though an AP will only report it is WPA capable if WPA is enabled, so as a rule of thumb, any networks containing WPA in the encryption field, use WPA. Which form of WPA (PSK or non-PSK, TKIP, AES-CCM), it is using, you only can discertain by analysing the handshake packets and subsequent data packets.

As I said, it's a rule of thumb, since some AP's just announce all the encryption types it can use, whether they are enabled or not.

Dutch


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