Sunday, January 03, 2010

Acronym hell in wireless connectivity-land

I've been learning about encryption used when making a Wi-Fi connection between a computer and an access point. What I found was the most ridiculous mix of acronyms. Here is a sampler: WPA, WPA2, WEP, EAP, TKIP, PSK, TLS, TTLS, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAPv0, EAP-MSCHAPv2, PEAPv1, EAP-GTC, EAP-SIM, PMK, PKI.