International Journal of Applied Information Systems (IJAIS)
Inbuilt physical security in wireless networks is not obtainable and unfortunately these are more prone to attacks from intruders. Resources are easily accessible, once an unauthorized access is gained. Paper elucidates numerous attacks which an intruder could use to detect and connect to the wireless network. Focus of the paper is on two technologies Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and IEEE 802.1X authentication which would secure wireless network from unauthorized access or intimidation. Complete process and authentication components used by WEP and IEEE 802.1X are elaborated in the paper.