A Survey of WPA and 802.11i RSN Authentication Protocols

Kwang-Hyun Baek, Dartmouth College
Sean W. Smith, Dartmouth College
David Kotz, Dartmouth College

Dartmouth Computer Science Technical Report TR2004-524


In the new standards for WLAN security, many choices exist for the authentication process. In this paper, we list eight desired properties of WLAN authentication protocols, survey eight recent authentication protocols, and analyze the protocols according to the desired properties.