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How To Secure WLANs: A Visual Overview

Secure wireless networks don't just happen--users and IT pros have to make it happen. But what goes into making a wireless network secure? Here's a look some essential steps for locking down wireless communications, including advice for road warriors, small business owners and WLAN administrators running large networks.
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Use RADIUS for Enterprise WLAN Clients

A typical business WLAN uses 802.1x authentication and WPA2 encryption. A range of configuration choices are available under 802.1x, but they all use common RADIUS underpinnings. Wireless client devices are supplicants, access points or controllers are authenticators, and a RADIUS authentication server is either populated with user credentials or queries Active Directory (or LDAP) for user verification.

 

Lee is a Network Engineer and Wireless Technical Lead for a large private university. He also teaches classes on networking, wireless network administrtaion, and wireless security. Lee's technical background includes 10 years in the US Air Force as an Electronc Warfare ... View Full Bio

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