What is TSN / RSN

I found a nice page about introduction of 802.1x.


Quotes of that page :

WPA is not the long term solution. To get a Robust Secure Network (RSN), the hardware must support and use CCMP. RSN is basically CCMP + 802.1X.

RSN, which uses TKIP instead of CCMP, is also called Transition Security Network (TSN). RSN may also be called WPA2, so that the market don’t get confused.


TSN = TKIP + 802.1X = WPA(1)

RSN = CCMP + 802.1X = WPA2

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One response to “What is TSN / RSN”

  1. ICT says :

    I think a more in depth research can be done here to further explain the terms

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