TKIP and Michael crypto support for 802.11
module handles the TKIP and
Michael cryptographic requirements of the WPA and 802.11i protocols. It does
encapsulation and decapsulation of TKIP-encoded 802.11 frames and optionally
calculates the TKIP cipher and Michael MIC. The
module is an 802.11 cryptographic
plugin module for use by the
module. This module is automatically loaded if a TKIP key is configured;
typically by a WPA supplicant program such as wpa_supplicant, or a WPA
authenticator program such as
Should the underlying network device not be capable of doing the TKIP and/or
Michael calculations in hardware, the
module will do the work.
More information can be found in the IEEE 802.11, WPA, and 802.11i Standards.
driver first appeared in