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Best practice in a wireless enterprise LAN

By vali.ene ·
Till now, I didn't care so much about wireless security, just use a WPA TKIP combination. Last week I buy for my company a Cisco Aironet access point and I discover the "enterprise security" for wireless networks. The problem is that in configuration web page I found a lot of combination of encryption, different EAP technology, words about radius server etc. The question is what is the best practice to secure the wireless lan much more then wpa tkip solution.
PS : excuse my bad English.

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Corporate WIFI LAN security

by jocar7 In reply to Best practice in a wirele ...

Using WPA-PSK with AES encryption is adequate enough for most corporate WLANs, if you use a very strong key (i.e. "T3chR3puB1c@H0m3$"). I am current using Cisco Aironets injunction with a WLAN controller that pushes the WPA-PSK with AES to all my WAPs. Currently the only tools for WIFI hacking for WPA still rely on BruteForce and WordList style dictionary attacks. To BruteForce this key would take hundreds of years, and the likely hood that this key is in someone?s wordlist is EXTREMELY slim! Another good practice when it comes to WPA-PSK is to change the key every few months. I hope this might help.

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