Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup™

Wi-Fi Alliance January 8, 2007
Wi-Fi CERTIFIEDTM makes it Wi-Fi.

Agenda
• Wi-Fi Alliance Introduction • Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ • What’s Ahead for 2007: 802.11n and More

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Wi-Fi Alliance Overview
• Non-profit international association of more than 300 member companies and growing (www.wi-fi.org); 10 independent authorized test labs in 6 countries Industry/thought leader and worldwide certification body for WLAN technology Driving collaboration within the ecosystem: manufacturers, standard bodies, regulators, service providers, and carriers Broad member representation across the convergence ecosystem: silicon, manufacturers, applications, and carriers Wi-Fi CERTIFIED brings interoperability and better user experience to WLAN technology; more than 3,000 products certified to date

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Wi-Fi Industry tracking to ship more than half a billion units in 2010
• The Wi-Fi Industry shipped 200M chipsets in 2006 802.11n and nextgeneration applications are a key growth driver As new consumers enter the market, improved user experience and ease of use are a key enabler In-Stat: Worldwide Client Chipset Shipments
700 600 500

400 300 200

100 0 2005

2006

2007

2008
C onvergence D H e igital om E xternal C lients E nterprise AP s

2009

2010

E bedded in M P s m obile C P ortable C D E evices P VoW H ure i-Fi andsets H e/SO OW om H ireless R outers, G ateways, AP s

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Consumers love Wi-Fi, but they want it to be easier to set up and protect
• Strong security is a requirement on Wi-Fi CERTIFIED devices, but enabling it has up to now been somewhat difficult… – 2 in 5 consumers still have not activated the security on their Wi-Fi network* – 44% of consumers described activating security on a Wi-Fi network as moderately to very difficult** – Most (83%) of people think using someone else’s Wi-Fi network without their knowledge is “stealing,” but about half of people admit that they have done so***

*Jupiter Research, July 2006 ** WFA/Kelton Research, July 2006 ***WFA/Kelton Research, Oct 206
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Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup:
Easing setup in home and small office networks
• Wi-Fi Protected Setup is an optional certification program designed to ease set up of security-enabled Wi-Fi networks in the home and small office environment This new optional certification program provides two easy-to-use methods to configure a network: – Push-Button Configuration – PIN / numeric code WFA Authorized Test Labs are taking orders and the first products will enter the market during Q1 2007

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Wi-Fi Protected Setup has broad industry support across the value chain
• This program is based upon the first specification developed solely by WFA member companies – Broad support for a consistent, industry-wide solution led to a large and active task group – Silicon, devices, software, and service providers all participated The Wi-Fi Simple Config Specification details Wi-Fi protected setup and is publicly available at www.wi-fi.org Later, the program will support NearField Communication and USB Flash Drive methods for activation

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How Wi-Fi Protected Setup works
• When a consumer brings home a new Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Protected Setup device and turns it on, the network detects its presence automatically The user is prompted to either enter a PIN or push the button The network name and encryption information are securely transferred to the device A variety of devices can support Wi-Fi Protected Setup, from PCs and routers to cameras and phones New client devices can easily join an existing Wi-Fi Protected Setup network

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Outlining PIN and Push Button methods
PIN Configuration: • 8-digit PIN required for each device on the network • PIN can be fixed or dynamic, but is never user-generated so more secure • PIN is entered into Registrar via a graphical user interface • Registrar is an entity on the network that issues and revokes credentials • WPA or WPA2 security is enabled Push-button Configuration: • User pushes button on AP and client device(s) • Especially useful for devices without a PC-type of interface • Final result is the same as PIN method: WPA or WPA2 security is enabled
Coming later this year: Near Field Communication method, in which a user touches a token or card to a device. NFC support is expected to be added in 1H 2007

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Wi-Fi Protected Setup reduces by half the user steps to configure a network
Legacy Process 1. Activate AP 2. Access AP 3. Set network name (SSID) 4. Activate security 5. Set passphrase 6. Activate client device 7. Select network name (SSID) 8. Enter passphrase
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Wi-Fi Protected Setup: PIN Method 1. Activate AP 2. Activate client device Network name generated automatically and broadcast to client devices 3. Access registrar 4. Enter PIN

Wi-Fi Protected Setup: Push-Button Method 1. Activate AP 2. Activate client device Network name generated automatically and broadcast to client devices 3. Push button on AP 4. Push button on client device

The Wi-Fi Protected Setup Test Bed
The first products to receive Wi-Fi Protected Setup certification are: • Atheros – AR5006X 802.11a/b/g Wireless Network Adapter – AR5002AP-2X Concurrent 802.11a and 802.11b/g Dual-band WLAN Access Point • Broadcom – BCM94704AGR 54g Dual-band Access Point Reference Design • BUFFALO – AirStation Wireless-A&G High Power Access Point WHR-HP-AMPGV – AirStation Wireless-A&G High Power Notebook Adapter STA: WLI-CB-AMG54 • Conexant – CX94515 ADSL2+ Gateway • Intel® – PROSet/Wireless Software Version 11.1 • Marvell – 802.11a/b/g Wireless USB Client – TopDog™ Draft 802.11n Access Point • Ralink Technology – RT5201U (802.11a/b/g USB) / Packet Overdrive™

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Look for a new Wi-Fi Protected Setup visual identifier to find products

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The Visual Identifier will appear on packaging, on products, and in software interfaces for enabling Wi-Fi Protected Setup Consumers should look for products that are Wi-Fi CERTIFIED for Wi-Fi Protected Setup as a mark of interoperability and ease of use
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Sample Interoperability Certificate

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Learn more about Wi-Fi Protected Setup at the Wi-Fi Alliance web site, www.wi-fi.org
• Wi-Fi Protected Setup: – White paper available for free download at www.wi-fi.org – Full specification available for purchase at www.wi-fi.org – Visit http://www.wifi.org/knowledge_center/wifiprotected-setup/ More details regarding 802.11n certification plans Full list of all Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED makes it Wi-Fi!

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Certification Roadmap

Wi-Fi CERTIFIEDTM makes it Wi-Fi.

WFA Certification Roadmap

The following document is a work in progress and is subject to revision or removal at any time without notice. THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" , "AS AVAILABLE" AND "WITH ALL FAULTS" BASIS. THE WI-FI ALLIANCE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR GUARANTEES AS TO THE USEFULNESS, QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS DOCUMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT.

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Wi-Fi Alliance Certification Roadmap
1H06 3Q06 4Q06 1Q07 2Q07 3Q07 4Q07 1H08 2H08

802.11a+b+g (h+d) (basic wireless LAN IEEE Specs)

Core Wi-Fi Functionality

Baseline 802.11n
802.11n

802.11n

WMM (802.11e-based QoS) and WMM Power Save
DLNA Expanded Guidelines

Multimedia Enablers

WMM Admission Control

WPA2 (full 802.11i, includes Wi-Fi Protected Access WPA and Extended EAP)

Security

Wi-Fi Protected Setup

CWG RF Performance WMC – Device Class

Voice & Data Convergence
802.11k 802.11r

VoWi-Fi (Home and Small Office) VoWi-Fi (Enterprise)

IEEE ratification

DLNA Release

Planned testing

Testing available

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IEEE Timeline – as of October 26, 2006
2006
Core Wi-Fi Functionality

2007

2008

802.11n

Multimedia Enablers

Security

802.11w Protected Mgt Frames

Voice & Data Convergence

802.11r Fast Roaming

802.11u Interworking

Management

802.11k Radio Measurement 802.11s Mesh IEEE ratification 802.11p Vehicle

802.11v Managemen

New Applications
Taken from http://www.ieee802.org/11/802.11_Timelines.htm

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Additional Information

Wi-Fi CERTIFIEDTM makes it Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi: An essential technology – at work and at play • People love Wi-Fi: – 80% say its more essential than even their home phone or their iPod – 81% would rather see their favorite team lose the big game than give up Wi-Fi for a week – More essential than coffee: 9 out of 10 Americans would rather do without their daily Starbucks than their Wi-Fi

All statistics from Wi-Fi Alliance/Kelton Research, July and October 2006
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Wi-Fi has become a must-have ingredient in the coolest consumer electronics

Nikon Coolpix Microsoft Zune

Nintendo Wii

Sony mylo

Nabaztag T-Mobile MDA
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Sony PS3
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802.11n: Next-generation Wi-Fi, coming later this year
• 802.11n will bring an estimated 6x throughput and improved range for Wi-Fi networks and next-generation Quality of Service features WFA plans to introduce a certification program for pre-standard IEEE 802.11n products in the first half of 2007 to help ensure interoperability for a baseline set of features The Wi-Fi Alliance plans to certify products based on the final IEEE 802.11n standard when it is ratified, supporting what we expect to be a larger set of features and a fully reviewed and interoperable standards based solution

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What does 802.11n enable?
• 802.11n takes Wi-Fi into the next generation of applications, beyond PC networking • Opens new opportunities in voice and video applications with improved quality of service and higher throughput • Helps deliver all WLAN applications with broader range and more reliable coverage • Consumer-friendly Wi-Fi CERTIFED logo will enable users to easily determine how to mix and match 802.11n and legacy equipment
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Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide

Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org
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