WEP help

Jason Boxman jasonb at edseek.com
Thu Dec 5 15:43:01 EST 2002


On Thursday 05 December 2002 11:37 am, Jacques Caron wrote:
> Hi,
>
<snip>
> I would personally recommend using WEP with 802.1x, since:
> - 802.1x is built into Windows XP
> - there is now a free 802.1x add-on from MS for W2K

Where might this be?  This is the only missing thing preventing me from 
writing an article on setting up 802.1x using HostAP and Windows clients.

> - versions for other Windows platforms are coming
> - there is a free 802.1x client for Unix systems (open1x aka xsupplicant)
> - hostap supports 802.1x
> - there are free (freeRADIUS) and commercial (many) RADIUS servers that
> support 802.1x
> - this will give you security and accounting
> - this scheme is the only one that will enable WLAN roaming in a secure,
> open and transparent fashion
>
> Obviously, you still need a way to allow users with 802.1x or a
> subscription to connect (without WEP) to a limited set of pages to know
> what they need, subscribe, download the necessary software, etc.
>
> Let me know if I can be of any help :-)
>
<snip>
> -- Jacques Caron, IP Sector Technologies
>     Join the discussion on public WLAN open global roaming:
>     http://lists.ipsector.com/listinfo/openroaming
>

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Jason Boxman
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