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By Bruce Potter
Mention instant networks, and the query of safety will quickly stick to. it isn't impressive that during spite of compelling enterprise arguments for going instant, many businesses are preserving again due to safeguard issues. yet, whereas it is precise that instant networks create safety concerns that do not exist in stressed out networks, the problems aren't insurmountable. 802.11 Security exhibits how one can plan for and effectively take care of defense stumbling blocks on your instant deployment. This authoritative ebook not just explains the safety concerns, yet exhibits you the way to layout and construct a your personal safe instant network.
802.11 Security covers the whole means of construction safe 802.11-based instant networks, specifically, the 802.11b ("Wi-Fi") specification. The authors supply exact assurance of defense matters certain to instant networking, corresponding to instant entry issues (WAP), bandwidth stealing, and the complicated stressed an identical privateness part of 802.11. you are going to tips on how to configure a instant patron and to establish a WAP utilizing both Linux or loose BSD. you will additionally locate thorough info on controlling community entry and encrypting consumer traffic.
Beginning with an advent to 802.11b generally, the e-book delivers a vast foundation in conception and perform of instant safeguard, dispelling many of the myths alongside the way in which. In doing so, they supply you with the technical grounding required to contemplate how the remainder of the publication applies on your particular wishes and events. subsequent, the ebook info the technical setup directions wanted for either the Linux and FreeBSD working platforms. a few of the subject matters coated include:
- Station defense for Linux, FreeBSD, Open BSD, Mac OS X and Windows
- Setting Up entry aspect Security
- Gateway safeguard, together with construction Gateways, firewall ideas, Auditing, etc.
- Authentication and Encryption
- FreeBSD IPsec consumer and gateway configuration
- Linux IPsec customer and gateway configuration
- 802.1x authentication
802.11 Security is a publication whose time has come. while you are a community, safeguard, or structures engineer, or an individual attracted to deploying 802.11b-based platforms, you will need this e-book beside you each step of the way.
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The cordlessphone-induced noise can drop the SNR enough to bring down any WLAN network nearby. 4 GHz phones to replace their older 900 MHz models. After installing the phones, they noticed that they had many unexplained network outages. They also noticed an audible crackling noise on the phones. 11b network. This got rid of the interference and the outages. However, they learned the hard way that wireless technology is not necessarily plugand-play. There are also problems with a DoS from other networking protocols.
Conf. conf. conf: pccard_enable="YES" There are several ways to configure the wireless networking at startup. We prefer to have one file control all wireless networking activities. This allows a single point to manipulate all wireless parameters and generally simplifies administration of the machine. sh At start time, this file will be executed during normal loading procedures with a start directive. sh start This script uses the command ifconfig to set both IP and wireless parameters. 4. 4 Card Configuration The functionality of the wireless network card can be controlled by the ifconfig utility.
The attacker may even be attempting to exploit a file server that lives on the same network as the AP or use the AP as a mask to hide the source of illegal actions, such as hacking other networks. No matter what the attacker is doing, his use is unacceptable. However, the different types of illicit use pose varying degrees of problems for the organization running the WLAN. Again, in a wired network, illicit use is not a likely problem. In order to use a wired network, an attacker must have physical access to the network infrastructure.
802.11 Security by Bruce Potter