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I'm being asked to deploy a wireless solution in a business building.
I have the nominal access point security done for WPA through the various access points throughout the building, but I am not feeling comfortable.
I am inquiring on a second level of protection.

Some times, when I log into a Wireless lan, I find myself on a web-based authentication past that in order to get to the network.  Can I get some recommendations for that?
IE...an automatic domain logon, etc....

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Evan
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The web-authentication you've seen is usually implemented in Guest-Wireless scenarios, where the wireless is completely unsecure (not encrypted).

If the WLAN is for business use only (only employees) you should look at WPA2-Enterprise.  This uses a RADIUS server to authenticate users and can provide extremely secure transmission when used with AES instead of TKIP.

AES is FIPS 140-2 compliant, which basically means the US DoD trusts its integrity and encryption capabilities.

I would look at implementing a firewall for wireless clients in addition to good encryption.
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