RADIUS or WPA2 security mode?
Posted on 2006-10-25
I have a query on Wireless security that I was hoping someone could help with.
Most technical journals state that for enterprises/business, WLAN security should comprise of a RADIUS server, PEAP etc. WPA2 is reserved for SOHO.
However, what is the reason for this? Is it because maintaining a passphrase in an enterprise is too much overhead, or actually because the AES encryption used with WPA2 is insecure.
We would like to have a Wireless network in part of our office where there are only about 4-5 people. In this case, building a RADIUS server for such a small amount seems overkill when we can use WPA2 *unless* RADIUS was actually more secure.
We were thinking of a combination of WPA2, MAC address filtering and hiding the SSID, although we realise there are relatively straighforward ways to bypass the last two.
Would be interested to know people's thoughts.