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How Secure Is Your Wireless Network? Safeguarding Your Wi-Fi LAN by CCNA Lee Barken - CISSP MCP, CPA

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Introduction

Wireless networking has become incredibly attractive to businesses and home users because of the remarkable amount of flexibility and freedom you gain from unleashing yourself from the Ethernet cable. Early wireless networking technologies were expensive and very slow; for example, when Hewlett-Packard released its LaserJet 5P with an infrared port for wireless printing, it was hailed as the greatest feature ever. Unfortunately, infrared data transfer is extremely slow and the range is very limited.

Wireless network technology has advanced significantly. More and more individuals and companies are recognizing the benefits of “cutting the cord” and moving into the wireless world. Why not? Being physically connected seems so claustrophobic. ...

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