Shared Key authentication and Windows XP

Jacques Caron Jacques.Caron
Tue Oct 21 13:41:25 PDT 2003


At 23:01 20/10/2003, Leonardo Pereira Santos wrote:
>IMHO the shared
>key auth should be turned on to indicate a wrong WEP, for example, ans if I
>enable Open System Auth but do not configure the correct WEP options, the
>client is able to associate but can't ping the AP, as expected.

Yep, but shared key authentication is a known security hole that can lead 
to easy compromise of the key. Don't use shared key auth. You're better off 
using 802.1X.


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