Validating wireless

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Today we'll discuss server validation for 802.1X clients.

This validation helps clients verify that they are speaking to the correct RADIUS server during the authentication process and not a fake server as previously mentioned.

It’s important to understand the various types of site-surveys; to know when each is needed, and to make sure your next wireless network is successful.

In doing so we're sure your stress levels will without a doubt go down. With high quality analysis and detailed planning from using the right combinations of site surveys, you'll be confident knowing your wireless network will not meet your requirements but in most cases exceed them.

Do you remember that scene in the movie Forest Gump when “Bubba” goes on and on about the many different ways you can cook shrimp? No, there aren’t nearly as many as Bubba rattled off but there are quite a few and they all have their specific place in the wireless network design process.

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It’s important to simulate the applications that will be running on the network to make sure they work seamlessly.In Windows Vista and later, Server Validation should be automatically enabled by Windows.However, you may want to double-check this setting: When connecting to an 802.1X-enabled wireless network with an Android phone or tablet for the first time you'll be prompted to enter the authentication settings.PEAP, the most popular protocol, for instance is susceptible to man-in-the-middle attacks.A nearby hacker can set up a fake wireless network and RADIUS server in the hopes of users connecting and trying to authenticate, which is one step required in the process of hacking the wireless network.

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