Impact of a Comparative Study of the Upper Layer Authentication Methods for Wi-Fi Networks

The current considerations of IEEE 802.1X are an IEEE standard for Port-based Network Access Control (PNAC). It is part of the IEEE 802.1 group of networking protocols; it provides an authentication mechanism to devices wishing to attach to a LAN or WLAN. Enables Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) to support a variety of upper layer authentication methods each with different advantages and drawbacks. Most of these methods can be the ideal choice for a definite network and security requirements accordingly.

Provided by: International Journal of Engineering and Innovative Technology (IJEIT) Topic: Security Date Added: Nov 2012 Format: PDF

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