Support for WPA2-PSK-TKIP

Aruba Central now supports WPA2 Wi-Fi Protected Access 2. WPA2 is a certification program maintained by IEEE that oversees standards for security over wireless networks. WPA2 supports IEEE 802.1X/EAP authentication or PSK technology, but includes advanced encryption mechanism using CCMP that is referred to as AES.-PSK Pre-shared key. A unique shared secret that was previously shared between two parties by using a secure channel. This is used with WPA security, which requires the owner of a network to provide a passphrase to users for network access. -TKIP Temporal Key Integrity Protocol. A part of the WPA encryption standard for wireless networks. TKIP is the next-generation Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) that provides per-packet key mixing to address the flaws encountered in the WEP standard. encryption method for legacy IoT Internet of Things. IoT refers to the internetworking of devices that are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity features allowing data exchange over the Internet. devices that do not support higher strength or newer encryption methods. Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) is an encryption method that provides per-packet key, mixing a message integrity and re-keying mechanism.

To configure WPA2-PSK-TKIP, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Aruba Central app, set the filter to a group that contains at least one AP.
    The dashboard context for the group is displayed.
  2. Under Manage, click Devices > Access Points.
    A list of APs is displayed in the List view.
  3. Click the Config icon.
    The tabs to configure the APs are displayed.
  4. Click the WLANs tab.
    The WLANs Wireless Local Area Network. WLAN is a 802.11 standards-based LAN that the users access through a wireless connection. details page is displayed.
  5. In the Wireless SSIDs table, select an SSID Service Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network., and then click the edit icon.
  6. Under Security tab, in the Security Level, select Personal.
  7. From the Key Management drop-down list, select Both(WPA2 & WPA Wi-Fi Protected Access. WPA is an interoperable wireless security specification subset of the IEEE 802.11 standard. This standard provides authentication capabilities and uses TKIP for data encryption.).
  8. Click Save Settings.
  • For an existing WLAN SSID, re-select Both(WPA2 & WPA) from the Key Management drop-down list for the changes to take effect.
  • For APs running AOS 10.4 or earlier versions, the actual configuration sent to the APs are still the old value even if you select Both(WPA2 & WPA) from the Key Management drop-down list.