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  What Is Wireless Security
Subject:   Errors and omissions
Date:   2006-03-31 21:35:19
From:   imipak
First, there is no such thing as 802.11x - the correct name is 802.1x - and the protocol is a full security protocol, not a port restriction mechanism.

Secondly, there is no mention of IPSec - a major player in security that covers both wired and wireless networks.

Lastly, the article seems to assume that you have only mobile stations connected to a single wireless access point that is itself connected to a wired network. None of these are necessarily true.

Indeed, this is why there are over 150 routing protocols defined for wireless networks, and why the IETF have two working groups - one for mobile computers that may move between wireless access points, and one for where an upstream router may itself be a wireless device.

The article, as it stands, would make an excellent first chapter (if the 802.1x error is fixed) for a much longer piece that covers the different types of mobile scenario and what needs to be done in each.

However, as a finished piece, I can only give it a 5/10.

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