Tips for troubleshooting 802.1x

Security for wireless access points has come a long way in the last five years thanks to the IEEE’s 802.1X standard to help authenticate and secure both wireless and wired LANs. But it can be tricky for enterprises to set up.
 
In fact, as this analysis from Network World U.S. points out, it opens a network up to potential connectivity trouble. So this somewhat lengthy piece offers network and security administrators help in nailing things down.
 
 
(Access point graphic from Shutterstock)
 
Among the useful tips here are the utilities such as Radius Test for Windows (shareware available for a free 15 day test, US$29.95 for up to four licences) and Radlogin for Windows, FreeBSD, Sparc Solaris and Linux platforms.
 
 

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Howard Solomon
Howard Solomon
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including ITBusiness.ca and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@] soloreporter.com

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