Wireless Networks might be the most vulnerable when it comes to security.

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In a wireless network there are a number of settings and facilities that can be utilized to increase the level of security and reduce the possibility of your data or network being compromised.

  • Netwave® units are shipped in a default condition with a number of fields set with generic strings. The Administrator “Username” and “Password” strings should be changed to prevent unwanted access to the configuration and management interface of the devices.
  • The SSID (Service Set Identifier) is a name broadcast by the Access Point allowing Clients to detect and connect to that Access Point. The SSID transmission can be disabled meaning that a Client must be provide the SSID of the Access Point before it will connect to it.
  • To secure the traffic flowing across a wireless link, encryption techniques can be employed. At ComNet would advise the use of WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access) encryption running the AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) cipher.
  • The Access Point can also be preloaded with allowable MAC addresses and then it will look to block all other. In either point-to-point or point-to-multipoint systems both the traffic flow of Client wireless units and their devices can be managed based on their associated MAC addresses.

For more information, visit Comnet.net.

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