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Featured WPA3 Standard To Be Implemented Across Qualcomm Product Portfolios

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by Julio Urquidi, May 16, 2018.

  1. Julio Urquidi

    Julio Urquidi News Editor

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    Qualcomm has announced that the third-generation Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA3) standard will be available on Qualcomm’s new mobile and networking infrastructure products later this year.

    WPA3 is seen as the next logical step in securing wireless communication. It adds enhanced cryptography, data privacy protection in public hotspots via Opportunistic Wireless Protection, and an improved on-boarding experience for wireless products. It also eliminates the security hole exposed by the KRACK exploit that could bypass WPA2 security.

    Qualcomm is targeting the WPA3 implementation into its chipsets starting in summer 2018, starting with its Snapdragon 845 platform and on then all the company’s network infrastructure products.

    This announcement does not mean WPA3 will be supported on all current Qualcomm Wi-Fi products. WPA3's computational needs require more powerful hardware than current devices have. So the only way you'll be able to get WPA3 is by replacing your current gear.
     
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  3. Razor512

    Razor512 Senior Member

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    Since the changes seem to be on the software side, what re the odds that we will see some WPA2 routes getting firmware updates to support it?
     
  4. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    None. Read the post.
     
  5. umarmung

    umarmung Occasional Visitor

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    If this is being announced only now, does that mean the upcoming first wave of AX routers will not be supporting WPA3?
     
  6. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    I would not assume that, but I don't really know. I would hope they would.
     
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