[Dshield] Wireless MAC Authentication options.

Josh Tolley josh at raintreeinc.com
Mon Aug 22 18:16:39 GMT 2005

> On 6/20/05, Chris Mitchell <cmitchell at smtusa.com> wrote:
>>I have recently been contracted by a client of mine to implement a wireless
>>network for a small school (500 students).  I would like opinions on MAC
>>Address Authentication methods.  This is a Windows based network, and the
>>solution should be fairly simple so that it is manageable by the client.
>>Any input is greatly appreciated.

MAC authentication is easily spoofed and a pain to manage. You could, 
for instance, set up a firewall device between the wired network and the 
wireless access points, requiring users to use a VPN (such as the one 
built into Windows) to get into the network.

Josh Tolley
Raintree Systems, Inc.
Office Phone: (801) 293-3090
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