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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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Control the Controller

There is a fair amount of sophistication to configuring the WLAN hardware for 802.1x-based security. This is a Cisco controller, but all enterprise wireless makers support the same typical wireless security options. All settings have to match the wireless client/supplicant configuration or users will not function properly on the WLAN.

 

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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