Extra Security for Wireless Networks

On small networks, the measures we outline in this chapter should be sufficient to protect you from the most common forms of outside attacks aimed at your wireless network. Of course, that assumes that you've protected the rest of your network using the precautions we outline elsewhere in this book: implementing a sensible security policy, using strong passwords, limiting the use of administrator accounts, and carefully setting access to shared resources.

In businesses where the value of information stored on the network is high, you might need to implement additional precautions to safeguard a wireless network. Most of these steps involve investments in software and hardware that significantly increase the ...

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