.WPA File Extension

Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-shared Key

Install software to open WPA file. Select, download and install relevant software. The list of programs supporting files with WPA extension can be found below: Windows programs. Associate the WPA file...

General Information

Title WPA File Extension
Extension .wpa
Full Form Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-shared Key
File Type Configuration/Password File
Developer Wi-Fi Alliance
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Store passwords
Additional Functions Configure devices, Authenticate users
Features Encryption, Security

File Characteristics

Quality Text-based
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable With tools

Use Cases

Network Security Yes
Device Setup Yes
Authentication Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Unauthorized access
Best Practices Strong passwords, Regular updates

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2003
Latest Version WPA3 (2018)

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .cfg, .conf, .config

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Wireless Network Utilities Varies Windows, Linux, Mac
Wi-Fi Configuration Tools Varies Device-specific