Fundamentals of Networking. Discovery 1, Chapter 7. Objectives. Describe wireless technology Describe the various components & structure of a wireless LAN Describe wireless security issues and mitigation strategies Configure an integrated wireless access point and wireless client.
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Wireless Personal Area Network
Used to connect wireless mice, keyboards & PDA’s to computer
IR or Bluetooth
Device to device
Peer to peerWPAN- SMALLEST
Like how all of your TV channels travel across a cable
Divides up the 2.4GHz for each conversation
Selection of channels is usually automatic
Sometimes they use a single wide channel to get more bandwidthWireless Channels
OR supplied with Wireless NIC
Contains link info, profiles, etc.
Usually the OS one is okayConfiguring the Client- Software
Then test data transmission
Use the ping test
Ping another PC 1st
If that doesn’t work, ping the APNow Test It…
Change Router Password!
Change SSID & Disable Broadcast!
MAC Address Filtering!
Authenticate & Encrypt!
Configure encryption and authenticationActivity
Entering or leaving the AP
Going to/from a specific MAC or IP
Block by port #