Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) is a security protocol for wireless network that can be configured to utiltize a Pre-Shared Key (PSK) for encryption/decryption.

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Eavesdropping on a WPA2 (PSK) network

I’m trying to capture frames sent and / or received by other clients on my wireless (WPA2-PSK) network. I installed Wireshark, activated the promiscuous mode and set the decryption key, but I’m unable ...
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BAMT Edimax wireless adapter join wpa2 network

I have managed to get my Edimax EW-7811Un wireless adapter registered and the correct driver installed, but need some help getting it connected to my WPA2 PSK network. BAMT is based on debian and ...
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Packet count per mac address on wireless network

I'd like to get to know how many packets get transferred to a certain MAC address in my wireless network, protected with WPA2. I'm not at all interested in the contents of the packets, I'd just need a ...
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Why does my wireless connection periodically become extremely high-latency only to be restored on adapter reboot?

My home network is running on an ASUS RT-N66U with Tomato Firmware (1.28.0000 MIPSR2-112 K26 USB AIO-64K). I have a single wireless SSID defined with WPA2 Personal + AES. I've had an ongoing problem ...
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Will setting the processor affinity for Pyrit improve the rate at which it cracks a wireless key?

I have an Alienware i7 with Kali linux, and using Pyrit could try about 2000 keys/second. I configured the GPU (nVidia 9700) and that increased the rate to between 3k and 8k keys/second, but I feel ...
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Strange windows networking error code

I am able to connect to an access point with linux (android), and even windows on my laptop. However, my desktop doesn't want to connect to the router. I get the error code 0x8e5e442 in the windows ...
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Laptop won't connect to router, however will connect to other routers and router works with other laptops

It seems I've come across an issue that is unique to using a particular laptop with a particular router. From an initial observation it would appear the laptop is having trouble obtaining an IP ...
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Cannot enter wireless network key; textbox disabled

I am trying to set the network key for a wireless network secured with WPA2-PSK. The textboxes for entering the network key are disabled:
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Changing WPA supplicant configuration on dd-wrt

I installed dd-wrt on my Fonera (old model), and I'm trying to use it as an ethernet-wlan adapter for a PC without WiFi (using it in client-mode). I've configured everything following a step-by-step ...
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XP SP3 issue with wireless connection

I have a fresh install of XP SP3 on my sister's laptop and the wireless connection is not working correctly. Her router is using WPA2-PSK (AES) encryption on a mixed bgn connection. The laptop ...
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How can I retrieve WPA keys?

I use Ubuntu 12.04.1 I try iwlist, but it is what I have: user@comp-1:~$ sudo iwlist wlan0 keys wlan0 2 key sizes : 40, 104bits 4 keys available : [1]: off [2]: off ...
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Wifi Multi-AP Roaming, connected to single authentication server

We are thinking of setting up a configuration where 10 or so wifi APs are setup in our building all with the same SSID for roaming, connected to a wired ethernet for backhaul. Our solution requires a ...
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Strange router behavior in airodump

While auditing the security of my wireless network I decided to take a peek at what airodump-ng could display. This is what it outputs: BSSID PWR Beacons #Data #/s CH MB ENC CIPHER ...
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How do I decrypt WPA2 encrypted packets using Wireshark?

I am trying to decrypt my WLAN data with Wireshark. I have already read and tried eveything on this page but without any success (well, I tried the example dump on that page and succeeded, but I fail ...
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Configue UART WiFi module

I recently bought a UART WiFi module ( this one ) and configured it with right SSID but wrong password( and I don't know what it is ). The problem is that I can't reset this module to its manufacture ...
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Windows vista fails to prompt password for WPA/WPA2 network

When I try to connect to the network and choose "Connect", the window simple closes and doesn't prompt me for the password to the network. This only happens when connecting to the network "TDC-0074", ...
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Is RADIUS more secure than PSK?

I'm wondering what the relative security of RADIUS is compared to using a PSK. I know that when using Radius a unique session key is established, whereas with a PSK the same session key is used for ...
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How can i configure my wpa_supplicant.conf?

How can i configure my wpa_supplicant.conf? I am using OpenWRT in my TP-link WR841N in mode STA. But I can not connect to SMC ! I want connect to SMC by wpa_supplicant! But I know it's possible in ...
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Is monitor mode possible for just one SSID?

Is it possible to put the WiFi adapter on a Linux box into monitor mode and then tell it to join a specific WPA2-protected network, so that I might sniff all wireless traffic on that network? I'm ...
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Can I connect to an AP with Aircrack Suite and if yes how?

How can I connect to my WPA2 secured AP with aircrack suite?
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wpa_supplicant wlan debug RaLink RT2760

I'm attempting to use a RaLink RT2760 Wireless 802.11n 1T/2R Cardbus. This card auto-configures beautifully under Ubuntu 11.04, but I have a need for 10.04 LTS server, so I'm re-imaging. I configure ...
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Is data transfer through a WPA2 protected ad-hoc network slower as compared to a unsecure one?

We play multiplayer LAN games on our laptops by creating wifi ad-hoc connection (sometimes protected to ensure no one other than whom we want to, joins in). Now my question is how much using a secure ...
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Windows XP, Netgear DGN2200 and WPA2 blues

Ok, this one is doing my head in... I have just bought and installed a Netgear DGN2200 Wireless-N router, and it's all working find, but I can't get one laptop to communicate with it using WPA2. All ...
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Does the length of a WPA2-PSK passphrase affect wireless performance?

Will the performance of my home wireless network be affected by an overly long WPA2-PSK passphrase? Is the passphrase used only during authentication or is it used to encrypt all frames?
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What are the technical requirements for a WPA-PSK passphrase?

I was thinking of generating a WPA-PSK passphrase, and I see in the OpenBSD manpage for wpa-psk(8): The passphrase must be a sequence of between 8 and 63 ASCII-encoded characters. What exactly is ...
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Is there a way to sniff packets encrypted with WPA(2)?

I was reading about the recent FireSheep tool. People are saying that it is fine to sniff WPA/2 PSK networks because if you have the PSK, you can decrypt anyone's traffic. I am wondering if there are ...
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Ubuntu: no WPA2-PSK option for wireless security

I'm trying to connect to a new router that has WPA2-PSK encryption. In the connection window Ubuntu presents when choosing the network from the wifi menu, there are only the 3 WEP options (40/128 ...
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Local access only to router when encryption enabled

I have a Wireless Huawei HG520b Router and a Toshiba Satellite laptop. They can connect fine via ethernet, and the router has a connection to the internet no problem. But if I try to connect the ...
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No WPA2 option in Windows XP SP3

I have a fresh Windows XP SP3 installation on several PCs but none of them has WPA/WPA2 option in Wireless Networks section of the connection properties regardless of wireless adapters they have (that ...
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Windows XP Home Edition SP3 WiFi WPA2 not working

My netbook OS is Windows XP Home Edition SP3. My wireless network option shows WPA/WPA2 option when I select it, it connects to the router but no internet access. Then I changed my router settings to ...
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How to add support for wireless networking WPA2-PSK [AES] on Windows

I have the problem on one of my machines that it is not possible to select WPA2-PSK [AES] network. It is missing in the network encryption dropdown (please see a picture below from my computer where ...
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“Windows cannot connect hidden wireless network” on re-connecting to company network

I'm having this problem only with the wireless network at the company where I work. First off, I clicked the 'network' icon in the system tray (looks like mobile reception bars), found the company's ...
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Migrate WPA2-PSK keys between machines

I'm in the process of migrating my XP machine to Windows 7. Rather stupidly, I can't remember (nor find) my wireless keys. (They are also installed on a Vista machine if that makes anything easier). ...