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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

In this chapter, we reviewed options for setting up a Linux-based AP for use in a public hotspot. Since most hotspots are intended to encourage open use, they generally do not employ any security measures at all (such as WEP/WPA). We reviewed the HostAP Linux driver for Prism-based cards. This driver can be used in a special master mode to turn your wireless card into an AP. We also looked at the NoCat portal system. NoCat allows you to create a portal-based AP, so you can force users to authenticate and/or click OK on an Acceptable Use Policy Web page.

Next, we mentioned Embedded Linux options such as Pebble, M0n0wall, and LEAF/WISP-Dist. These work well if you need a highly reliable device in a small form factor with low power requirements. ...

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