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Security+ Training Guide by Todd King

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Communications Security

  • 802.1x is an IEEE standard for wireless LANs. It relies on extensible authentication protocol (EAP) for authentication.

  • Anyone with a proper receiver and proximity to the wireless network can receive a signal.

  • The Wireless Equivalency Protocol (WEP) was designed to offer wireless networks a level of security equivalent to wired networks without encryption.

  • Wireless access points (WAPs) are devices that allow users access to the wireless network and are the bridge between wired and wireless networks. These devices can be combined (daisy-chained) to provide extended service reach.

  • Before deploying wireless networks, a site survey should be done to identify potential problems associated with use of the technology.

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