How to set up Network Access Protection to measure compliance of CISCO's Network Admission Control clients

The Step-by-Step Guide: Demonstrate NAP 802.1X Enforcement in a Test Lab explains exactly how to set NAP up in a lab to measure compliance (and optionally restrict network access) of clients accessing the network by network switches capable of port based authentication including many enterprise wireless access points and CISCO’s Network Admission Control. If you haven’t come…

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Let me guess what your wireless security settings are...

I’ve just bought the cheapest wireless router I could find to share my hotel broadband connection with my room-mates. Note: The Internet access is covered in the room rate and we are allowed to share it. Against my better judgment I ran the software that came with the router to configure it. What a nightmare….

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How to secure a wireless network: Part 2 of 5 - How to change the SSID

This post follows on from How to secure a wireless network: Part 1 of 5 – Enabling WPA on a wireless router which includes a detailed description of some key security myths pertaining to wireless security. The first post also goes into detail about why these steps are only appropriate for small networks as found at home -…

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How to secure a wireless network: Part 1 of 5 - Enabling WPA on a wireless router

This is the first part in a series of five blogcasts (video demonstrations showing you “how to”) that look at how to secure a wireless network by configuring Wireless Protected Access (WPA) on both the Access Point (AP) and Vista/XP clients. Note: These instructions are appropriate for typical home networks and very small offices as a…

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Poor wireless signal? - how to improve the range of your wireless network

I recently set up a new wireless router at home and was disappointed to find that I couldn’t connect to the network whilst upstairs. This didn’t make a great deal of sense as I live in a house that’s only ten years old so it’s pretty much made of cardboard – hardly the stuff that’s…

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It's a bargain - browse the Internet @ Seattle Internation Airport (SeaTac)

I was pleasantly surprised to find that wireless Internet access is only $8 (for 24 hours) at Seattle International Airport (seatac). I know it’s free at many coffee bars but few airports that I’ve visited provide good value Internet access. It’s nice to be able to stay connected whilst waiting for a flight 🙂 Note:…

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