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802.11i, also called Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA 2), is the standard for WLAN security. IEEE 802.11i enhances the WEP (Wireline Equivalent Privacy), a technology used for many years for the WLAN security, in the areas of encryption, authentication and key management. WPA 2 supports the 128-bit-and-above Advanced Encryption Standard, along with 802.1x authentication and key management features. It also uses TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) which rotates key periodically to improve WLAN security.