Lightweight packet authentication in IEEE 802.11

Keun Soon Lee, Hyo Jin Kim, Joo Seok Song

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Due to the lack of security in IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11i that can provide strong security is proposed. However, most users use WLAN (Wireless Local Area Networks) to do web-surfing so that IEEE 802.11i has needless delays and computational overheads. And even though the node authentication is performed in wireless domain between Station (STA) and Access Point (AP) in IEEE 802.11, the malicious node can masquerade itself as if the authenticated STA, and then it can transmit packets to the AP. Although TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) and CCMP (CTR with CBC-MAC Protocol) are used in IEEE 802.11i, they have needless features for device with limited ability. Therefore, in this paper, the Lightweight Packet Authentication (UFA) is proposed and whose performance is compared with those of TKIP and CCMP.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, WTS
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event2005 Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, WTS - Pomona, CA, United States
Duration: 2005 Apr 282005 Apr 30

Publication series

Name2005 Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, WTS


Other2005 Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, WTS
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPomona, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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