[Dshield] Wireless broadcasts

Daniel Cherton dcherton at aei.ca
Tue Jun 28 16:48:54 GMT 2005


Which is why I'm switching to 802.1x and PEAP .

Anybody knows a free RADIUS server for Windows, else I'll go with Linux.

Daniel

Willy, Andrew wrote:

>Another (few) dumb wireless question(s).   
>
>Is it normal behavior for a WAP setup for encryption to send broadcast
>traffic unencrypted?  It makes sense to me that a key exchange needs to
>occur before encrypted traffic between to devices begins, but I was suprised
>(alarmed) when I setup a makeshift wireless sensor that broadcasts showed up
>plain text even though I hadn't "connected" to the WAP.
>
>Thank you,
>
>Andrew
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