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Real 802.11 Security: Wi-Fi Protected Access and 802.11i by William A. Arbaugh, Jon Edney

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Chapter 14. Public Wireless Hotspots

This chapter reviews an area that has seen substantial deployment and interest over the past few years—that of public Wi-Fi LAN access. The first part of the chapter discusses the motivations for creating such wireless LANs and the different types of businesses involved in deployment. The second half of the chapter looks at the security implications for users of hot spots and shows that the motivations of the network operator and the user are often quite different.

Development of Hotspots

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