Belkin range extender validating identity
Used with PEAP (PEAP-MS-CHAP v2) to secure wireless communication. Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP) is a type of EAP communication that addresses security issues associated with clear text EAP transmissions by creating a secure channel encrypted and protected by TLS. Service set identifier (SSID) is the name given to a WLAN and used by the client to identify the correct settings and credentials necessary for access to a WLAN. Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) is part of the WPA encryption standard for wireless networks. In response to weaknesses found in the WEP standard the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) was introduced in 2003 as an interoperable wireless security specification subset of the IEEE 802.11 standard.TKIP is the next generation of WEP, which provides per-packet key mixing to address flaws discovered in the WEP standard. The Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is part of the IEEE 802.11 standard and uses 64 or 128 bit RC4 encryption. This standard provides authentication capabilities and uses TKIP for data encryption. WPA2 was established in September 2004 by the Wi-Fi Alliance and is the certified interoperable version of the full IEEE 802.11i specification ratified in June 2004.Wireless local area networks (WLANs) are a controversial topic in the business world; most businesses have either already deployed a WLAN of some sort or have at least debated the pros and cons of wireless technology.Either way, businesses that have deployed wireless networks usually have many concerns about the security of their solution whereas businesses that have shied away from wireless technology worry about the obvious productivity and infrastructure savings they may have missed.The following are some of the more common issues regarding wireless networking that this paper will address.
This section discusses many common methods used to help secure wireless networks, offers guidance to determine the best solution for a particular environment, and provides arguments for and against each approach.
Even more confounding are the wide variety of suggested methods that can be used to help secure wireless communications and mixed reports as to the effectiveness of these measures.