Securing Wireless Networking in Windows XP

Windows XP natively supports automatic configuration for the IEEE 802.11 standard for wireless networks, which minimizes the configuration that is required to access wireless networks. Users can roam between different wireless networks without the need to reconfigure the network connection settings on their computer for each location. When a user moves from one wireless network to another, Windows XP searches for available wireless networks and connects to them or prompts the user to select a wireless network to connect to. From a usability standpoint, the automatic—and even transparent—configuration of wireless networking in Windows XP is great. From a security standpoint, it can present some serious ...

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