International Journal of Computer Applications
Quantum key distribution can provide sophisticated solution for efficient authentication in wireless mesh networks. In quantum cryptography, the key is created during the process of key distribution, where as in classical key distribution a predetermined key is transmitted to the legitimate user. The most important contribution of quantum key distribution is the detection of eavesdropping. In Wireless networks, there is high probability to violate authentication. Authentication refers to ensuring parties involved in the communication are genuine. Cryptography mechanisms are introduced to ensure authentication. In cryptography, keys are used to encrypt and decrypt the message, when key is known to eavesdropper then authentication violates.