How do I setup a secure access point?

Posted on 2006-06-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I just want to know how do I set up a secure access point. I'[m using a proxim orinoco 600. I just can't get it to work. When I don't use wep encryption it works just find, but's it's unsecured. When I do try to use it the clients come up "windows was unable to find a certificate to log you on to the network" error. Please help
Question by:racerx03
    1 Comment
    LVL 3

    Accepted Solution

    It looks like you are trying to use EAP-TLS,  EAP-TLS does require a Cert on the device trying to log onto the network.

    If you are trying to use EAP-TLS that means you are trying to use WPA-Enterprise, did you choose WPA-Enterprise for a specific reason? What I mean is that with WPA-Enterprise you will need a back end infrastructure to support it, in this case a back end authentication server and each user will need to authenticate..  An easier alternative to this is to use WPA-PSK(Pre Shared Key) which allows you to set a shared password using the higher forms of encryption TKIP or AES.  If your hardware will support it I would reccomend WPA2-AES encryption and Pre shared keys.

    And of course you will need a wireless supplicant (client) to configure your clients.  If your wireless adapter came with a manager I would use that, if you need to find one to use I strongly reccomend the Funk Odyssey Client from Juniper/Funk Software.

    You can downlaod a 30 day trial from here;


    Featured Post

    Better Security Awareness With Threat Intelligence

    See how one of the leading financial services organizations uses Recorded Future as part of a holistic threat intelligence program to promote security awareness and proactively and efficiently identify threats.

    Join & Write a Comment

    Suggested Solutions

    Envision that you are chipping away at another e-business site with a team of pundit developers and designers. Everything seems, by all accounts, to be going easily.
    Meet the world's only “Transparent Cloud™” from Superb Internet Corporation. Now, you can experience firsthand a cloud platform that consistently outperforms Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM’s Softlayer, and Microsoft’s Azure when it comes to CPU and …
    This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…
    In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

    746 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    15 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now