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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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Interoperability

In 1999, the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA) was formed. In 2002, it was renamed the Wi-Fi Alliance. This nonprofit industry group is composed of more than 300 companies whose mission is to ensure interoperability between 802.11 products. To that end, the Wi-Fi Alliance established interoperability labs and a testing methodology to ensure that one vendor's 802.11 products worked seamlessly with another's. Once approved, these products could carry the Wi-Fi logo, indicating compliance with the testing standards. This process is similar to the Good Housekeeping Seal, indicating that a product had passed a series of tests.

As an industry advocate, the Wi-Fi Alliance has also taken strong positions to help promote ...

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