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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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Summary

At some point, the wireless AP must bridge our packets into the wired world. There are two basic ways to architect your network: APs inside your firewall or outside your firewall.

By placing your APs outside your firewall, you can ensure a high level of security by forcing your wireless users to access the corporate network via a VPN. This is considered to be a secure method, as it puts wireless users in the same logical category (and risk level) as a remote user connecting from a dial-up or VPN connection away from the office.

By placing your APs inside the firewall, you are exposing your internal LAN to being compromised. The only time this is acceptable is if you have a highly reliable link layer encryption solution that can be relied ...

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