A data thief need only be within range of the wireless data transmitter (access point
or wireless card) to intercept network transmissions.
Many access points
ship in an unsecured configuration for ease of use and rapid deployment.
The wardrive made clear the ease with which wireless networks can be located and exploited and served as a reminder for network administrators and home users alike to take steps to lock down wireless access points
before they are found and exploited by those seeking free wireless services or worse, malicious access to the corporate network.
To provide an additional layer of security, the current 802.11 standard specifies the WEP security protocol to provide encrypted communication between the client computer and the access point
. WEP keys are 64 or 128-bit (eight or 16-character) keys used to encrypt data using a public algorithm.
The Gates Foundation supplied a Cisco Aironet access point
based on the 802.1 lb protocol.
PROAV17503 Luxury Wireless AV Solution Includes three low-profile, ceiling-mount dual-band 11ac access points
and one 8-port Gigabit PoE+ Layer 2 switch to provide wireless speeds up to 1,750 Mbps in homes up to 7,500 square feet; (MSRP $1,049.98)
EWS660AP Dual-Band 11ac 3x3:3 Wireless AC1750 managed outdoor access point
* Discussion was held on the permit fees that have been instituted for county-operated river access points
. In response to a question from the gallery from Jamie Kent, Kelly Reichheld, General Manager of Community Services, explained that the permit fees were set based on examples found in the U.S., as there were currently few examples in Ontario.
The 3Com OfficeConnect Wireless 108Mbps 11g PoE Access Point
provides high-speed wireless networking for small-and-medium businesses, remote sites and temporary locations.
As a wireless access point
, IT-in-a-Box has a surprisingly large wireless footprint, especially when compared with Linksys' access point
, for example.
When it was determined that signal strength was too low to maintain a strong connection, a new access point
was placed in the immediate area.
EnGenius Networks, a multinational networking company known for delivering future-proof networking solutions for small and medium business, has introduced its first 11ax series access points
that include EWS357AP 802.11ax 2x2 Managed Indoor Wireless Access Point
, the first 2x2 11ax access point
in the industry, and EWS377AP 802.11ax Managed Indoor Wireless Access Point
for high-density environments.