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Old 06-13-2005, 10:57 AM   #1
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Flexible Wireless Security Protocol

Hi ,
I am student researching on wirless network. I have been been trying to decide on a security protocol to be used in a particular network. Consider a Medium size company with many branches linked to a core network.
What i would want to do is offer wireless access to the internet to visitors of these branches but still yet protocect the core network from intruders.
I am just curious as to what the experts would recommend. I was considering using MAC filtering in conjuction with WEP.

I would really appreciate any help anyone could offer.

Old 06-14-2005, 09:45 AM   #2
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The vulnerabilities of WEP and MAC address filtering make them extremely poor choices for a business setting.

Consider a secure protocol such as PEAP or TLS for the employees, authenticating against a RADIUS server. In the branches, your project could include a firewall that allows a DMZ. A separate access point, placed in the DMZ could allow Internet access without any security, but could stay fenced off from the corporate network.

It might be possible to set up the RADIUS server in such a way as to limit guest users while allowing others greater privileges, but I'm not smart enough to tell you if or how. I'm imagining something like a hotspot login/redirect where you can get to certain sites - help pages, advertisers, partners - but not full access until you log in with the proper credentials. Some places to start:


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