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Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ Wi-Fi Alliance January 8, 2007 Wi-Fi CERTIFIED TM makes it Wi-Fi.
Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup™
Wi-Fi Alliance
January 8, 2007
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED TM makes it Wi-Fi.
Agenda
Agenda

• Wi-Fi Alliance Introduction

• Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup™

• What’s Ahead for 2007: 802.11n and More

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

user experience to WLAN technology; more than 3, 000 products certified to date Introducing Wi-Fi Protected
user experience to WLAN technology; more than 3, 000 products certified to date Introducing Wi-Fi Protected
Wi-Fi Industry tracking to ship more than half a billion units in 2010
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 next- generation 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
In-Stat: Worldwide Client Chipset Shipments
700
600
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300
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2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010

Embedded in Mobile PCs400 300 200 100 0 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Portable CEDevices PureVoWi-Fi Handsets Home/SOHO

Portable CEDevices

PureVoWi-Fi Handsets2008 2009 2010 Embedded in Mobile PCs Portable CEDevices Home/SOHO Wireless Routers, Gateways, APs Convergence

Home/SOHO Wireless Routers, Gateways, APsin Mobile PCs Portable CEDevices PureVoWi-Fi Handsets Convergence Digital Home External Clients Enterprise APs

Handsets Home/SOHO Wireless Routers, Gateways, APs Convergence Digital Home External Clients Enterprise APs

ConvergenceHandsets Home/SOHO Wireless Routers, Gateways, APs Digital Home External Clients Enterprise APs Introducing

Home/SOHO Wireless Routers, Gateways, APs Convergence Digital Home External Clients Enterprise APs Introducing

Digital Home

External ClientsHome/SOHO Wireless Routers, Gateways, APs Convergence Digital Home Enterprise APs Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup 4

Enterprise APsHome/SOHO Wireless Routers, Gateways, APs Convergence Digital Home External Clients Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup 4

Consumers love Wi-Fi, but they want it to be easier to set up and protect
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

July 2006 ** WFA/Kelton Research, July 2006 ***WFA/Kelton Research, Oct 206 Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup 5
Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup: Easing setup in home and small office networks
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

Wi-Fi networks in the home and small office environment • This new optional certification program provides

• 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

Wi-Fi Protected Setup has broad industry support across the value chain
Wi-Fi Protected Setup has broad industry
support across the value chain
Setup has broad industry support across the value chain • This program is based upon the

• 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 Near- Field Communication and USB Flash Drive methods for activation

How Wi-Fi Protected Setup works
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

• New client devices can easily join an existing Wi-Fi Protected Setup network Introducing Wi-Fi Protected
Outlining PIN and Push Button methods
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

Wi-Fi Protected Setup reduces by half the user steps to configure a network
Wi-Fi Protected Setup reduces by half the user
steps to configure a network

Legacy Process

Wi-Fi Protected Setup:

Wi-Fi Protected Setup:

PIN Method

Push-Button Method

1. Activate AP

1. Activate AP

1. Activate AP

2. Access AP

2. Activate client device

2. Activate client device

3. Set network name (SSID)

Network name generated automatically and broadcast to client devices

Network name generated automatically and broadcast to client devices

4. Activate security

3. Access registrar

3. Push button on AP

   

4. Push button on client

5. Set passphrase

4. Enter PIN

device

6. Activate client device

   

7. Select network name

   

(SSID)

8.

Enter passphrase

   
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The Wi-Fi Protected Setup Test Bed
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™

Look for a new Wi-Fi Protected Setup visual identifier to find products
Look for a new Wi-Fi Protected Setup
visual identifier to find products
Wi-Fi Protected Setup visual identifier to find products • The Visual Identifier will appear on packaging,

• 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

Sample Interoperability Certificate
Sample Interoperability Certificate
Sample Interoperability Certificate Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup 13
Learn more about Wi-Fi Protected Setup at the Wi-Fi Alliance web site, www.wi-fi.org
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.wi-

fi.org/knowledge_center/wifi-

protected-setup/

• More details regarding 802.11n certification plans

• Full list of all Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products

plans • Full list of all Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products Wi-Fi CERTIFIED makes it Wi-Fi! Introducing Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED makes it Wi-Fi!

Certification Roadmap Wi-Fi CERTIFIED TM makes it Wi-Fi.
Certification Roadmap
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED TM makes it Wi-Fi.
WFA Certification Roadmap
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.

Wi-Fi Alliance Certification Roadmap 1H06 3Q06 4Q06 1Q07 2Q07 3Q07 4Q07 1H08 2H08 802.11a+b+g (h+d)
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)
Baseline 802.11n
802.11n
Core Wi-Fi Functionality
802.11n
WMM (802.11e-based QoS) and WMM Power Save
DLNA
WMM Admission Control
Expanded
Multimedia Enablers
Guidelines
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
VoWi-Fi (Home and Small Office)
VoWi-Fi (Enterprise)
802.11k
802.11r
IEEE ratification
DLNA Release
Planned testing
Testing available
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IEEE Timeline – as of October 26, 2006 2006 2007 2008 Core Wi-Fi 802.11n Functionality
IEEE Timeline – as of October 26, 2006
2006
2007
2008
Core Wi-Fi
802.11n
Functionality
Multimedia
Enablers
802.11w
Security
Protected
Mgt Frames
Voice & Data
Convergence
802.11r Fast Roaming
802.11u Interworking
802.11k
802.11v
Management
Radio
Managemen
Measurement
802.11s Mesh
New Applications
802.11p
IEEE ratification
Taken from http://www.ieee802.org/11/802.11_Timelines.htm
Vehicle
Additional Information Wi-Fi CERTIFIED TM makes it Wi-Fi.
Additional Information
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED TM makes it Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi: An essential technology – at work and at play
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:

give up Wi-Fi for a week – More essential than coffee: 9 out of 10 Americans

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
Wi-Fi has become a must-have ingredient
in the coolest consumer electronics
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a must-have ingredient in the coolest consumer electronics Nikon Coolpix Nintendo Wii Microsoft Zune Sony mylo
a must-have ingredient in the coolest consumer electronics Nikon Coolpix Nintendo Wii Microsoft Zune Sony mylo

Nikon Coolpix

in the coolest consumer electronics Nikon Coolpix Nintendo Wii Microsoft Zune Sony mylo Nabaztag T-Mobile MDA

Nintendo Wii

Microsoft Zune

electronics Nikon Coolpix Nintendo Wii Microsoft Zune Sony mylo Nabaztag T-Mobile MDA Sony PS3 Introducing Wi-Fi

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Nabaztag

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T-Mobile MDA

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Sony PS3

802.11n: Next-generation Wi-Fi, coming later this year
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

set of features and a fully reviewed and interoperable standards based solution Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
What does 802.11n enable?
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

all WLAN applications with broader range and more reliable coverage • Consumer-friendly Wi-Fi CERTIFED logo will

coverage

• Consumer-friendly Wi-Fi CERTIFED logo will enable users to easily determine how to mix and match 802.11n and legacy equipment

Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wi-Fi Alliance members worldwide Full list of member companies at http://www.wi-fi.org Introducing Wi-Fi Protected Setup

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