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Re: Wireless access
From: John S.Whitford <jswhitford () acm org>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 17:13:53 -0600

On Fri, 26 Mar 2004 16:42:16 -0500, you wrote:

How do you handle wireless network security in a corporate environment? A
couple of the people here want me to setup a wireless network so visitors
can setup there laptop in a conference room, or anywhere in the office and
connect to the network, internet not our internal network. I'm not to
comfortable with this idea but I don't have the final say. It sounds like I
would have to leave MAC access control turned off, or obtain the users MAC
address then enter it into control list, and also provide the visitor with
the SSID and the WEP password. Am I correct in this assumption. Wireless
networking was suppose to make things easier in their eyes. Unless I leave
everything wide open it's probably easier to plug an Ethernet cable in the

I'd put the access point outside the firewall if you have the public DHCP address space. If not I'd put it on an 
isolated DMZ
segment. SSID of "meetingroom" or "visitor" with WEP disabled. That gives them the Internet with no more rights than 
any other


Best Regards,

John S. Whitford CCNA

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