WEP help

Doug Yeager doug at aircomwireless.net
Thu Dec 5 16:24:35 EST 2002


Agreed, I need these two things and I'm ready to go w/ this:
> 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

also need to know how to do this:

> 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.

any thoughts on how to do this?

I guess my question is... if you set up hostapd to do encryption, is it
optional to the client?  Can they use the network at all w/o wep so they
can hit a website and signup?

Anyone done this?

Thx,
doug
-----Original Message-----
From: hostap-admin at shmoo.com [mailto:hostap-admin at shmoo.com] On Behalf
Of Jason Boxman
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 3:43 PM
To: hostap at shmoo.com
Subject: Re: WEP help

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
>

-- 

Jason Boxman
Administrator TrekWeb.COM
http://trekweb.com/~jasonb/articles/ - Linux Pages


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