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Screenshot of wpa_gui
|Developer(s)||Jouni Malinen and others|
|Initial release||April 5, 2003|
|Stable release||2.4 / March 15, 2015|
wpa_supplicant is a free software implementation of an IEEE 802.11i supplicant for Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, QNX, AROS, Microsoft Windows, Solaris, OS/2 (including eComStation) and Haiku. In addition to being a fully featured WPA2 supplicant, it also implements WPA and older wireless LAN security protocols. Features include:
- WPA and full IEEE 802.11i/RSN/WPA2
- WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK ("WPA-Personal", pre-shared key)
- WPA with EAP ("WPA-Enterprise", for example with RADIUS authentication server)
- key management for CCMP, TKIP, WEP (both 104/128- and 40/64-bit)
- RSN: PMKSA caching, pre-authentication
Included with the supplicant are a GUI and a command-line utility for interacting with the running supplicant. From either of these interfaces it is possible to review a list of currently visible networks, select one of them, provide any additional security information needed to authenticate with the network (for example, a passphrase, or username and password) and add it to the preference list to enable automatic reconnection in the future.
The graphical user interface is built on top of the Qt library.
wpa_supplicant can authenticate with any of the following EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) methods:
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