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With PEAP security, why does a client need to verify the server certificate?

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Hello,

I am running PEAP security on my wireless network and have noticed that I can validate the server certificate from the client (see attached file).  Why is this necessary?  I thought that the whole point of PEAP was to stop unwanted users from getting access to my network and not to deny those who are legitimate users.

Thanks,
James

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In general you validate server certificates to ensure you are giving your credentials to the correct server - not someone posing as the server to try steal your credentials.
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