I have a new Aironet 1260. I've read that I shouldn't setup WEP for wireless. Any recommendations on how this should be configured? Should I setup 802.1X? I assume I need to setup a radius server. Where should I start?
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I have a new Aironet 1260. I've read that I shouldn't setup WEP for wireless.
You read correctly. WEP can be cracked in seconds (and you can't use RADIUS with it). You want WPA2 with AES for encryption.
Any recommendations on how this should be configured?
You can configure this via the web interface or the CLI for that access point. I suggest you read the manual. It's detailed and gives you everything you need to know.
Should I setup 802.1X?
This depends on whether you want everyone to share a key (not very secure, no audit trail). Or if you want each person to log on with their own credentials.
I assume I need to setup a radius server.
Only if you want to do 802.1x. If you have Windows Servers, you can install IAS (Server 2003) or NPS (2008 + 2008 R2). These packages allow you to do RADIUS auth against your Active Directory, if you have one. If you don't have Windows Server, you can set up something like FreeRADIUS on *nix or any of the dozens of alternatives.
Where should I start?
By reading the documentation.