An Agent-Oriented Quantum Key Distribution for Wi-Fi Network Security

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There are a large variety of kinds of mobile wireless networks, Wi-Fi, based on the IEEE 802.11 standard, is a wireless local area network, mainly used in offices and campus at universities, meeting rooms, halls in hotels or in airports. For such limited coverage area, IEEE 802.11 standard may be observed as building-oriented environment, which potentially offers a chance to let quantum key distribution (QKD) play a role in the security of wireless communications. In fact, secured data transmission is one of the prime aspects of wireless networks as they are much more vulnerable to security attacks. In this paper, we explore the possibility of using an agent-oriented Quantum Key Distribution for authentication and data encryption for IEEE 802.11 standard based on our previous research. It will focus on some basic concept that how QKD merges the wireless communication, in particular the IEEE 802.11 standard. The software implementation of the first two phases of QKD, namely (a) raw key extraction and (b) error estimation, will be carefully investigated in this paper. A Wi-Fi based concept has been extended to the implement the communication between two users in C++ language in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science
EditorsIgnac Loverek, Robert J Howlett, Lakhmi C Jain
Place of PublicationGermany
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783540855675
ISBN (Print)9783540855668
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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