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Jun
11
comment WEP/WPA/WPA2 and wifi sniffing
@Chris S: Absolutely agree. I was trying to clarify that 802.1X isn't tied to AES, and that you could use 802.1X authentication with either the TKIP (not that you'd want to) or AES ciphers.
Jun
10
comment WEP/WPA/WPA2 and wifi sniffing
Note that you may be confusing AES (a cipher) with what is commonly referred to as "Enterprise mode". In enterprise mode, the devices use an 802.1X authentication server for authentication instead of a pre-shared key. But this is independent of the cipher (TKIP or AES) used for encryption.
Dec
3
comment What is the fastest way to connect two separate networks within two separate buildings?
Are the 1240AG running on a 5GHz or 2.4GHz channel? If they are running on 2.4, do you get less interference on a 5GHz channel?
Dec
3
comment What is the fastest way to connect two separate networks within two separate buildings?
In defense of the commenter, RF interference takes many forms. I've seen environments with a ton of 2.4GHz interference but with little to no 5GHz interference. In these cases, switching to a 5GHz 802.11n solution might work. For a business environment, I wouldn't skimp on the gear.
Sep
29
comment How secure are wireless networks?
Keep in mind there is a difference between the key used for encryption (PTK) and the pass-phrase (PMK) people think of as "the key". If you know the PTK (PMK + session specific data), you can decrypt packets, but the PMK alone is not enough to decrypt. That said, it is easy enough to get the session specific data by capturing the 4-way handshake.