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Short for wireless fidelity. It is a wireless technology that uses radio frequency to transmit data through the air. Wi-Fi is based on the 802.11 standard: ◦ 802.11a ◦ 802.11b ◦ 802.11g
Non-profit standards organization. Global organization that created the Wi-Fi brand name. Formerly the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance. Logo:
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IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) established the 802.11 Group in 1990. Specifications for standard written in 1997. Initial speeds were 1 and 2 Mbps. IEEE modified the standard in 1999 to include: ◦ 802.11b ◦ 802.11a ◦ 802.11g was added in 2003.
IEEE created standard, but Wi-Fi Alliance certifies products
HotSpot adalah definisi untuk daerah yang dilayani oleh satu Access Point Wireless LAN standar 802.11a/b/g, dimana pengguna (user) dapat masuk ke dalam Access Point secara bebas dan mobile menggunakan perangkat sejenis notebook, PDA atau lainnya
Pada wireless semakin tinggi gelombang radio maka semakin tinggi bandwidth tetapi jarak semakin pendek 802.11.x menggunakan frekuensi 900, 2.4 dan 5 Ghz (Free)
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802.11 is primarily concerned with the lower layers of the OSI model. Data Link Layer ◦ Logical Link Control (LLC). ◦ Medium Access Control (MAC).
Well-supported, stable, and cost effective, but runs in the 2.4 GHz range that makes it prone to interference from other devices (microwave ovens, cordless phones, etc) and also has security disadvantages. Limits the number of access points in range of each other to three. Has 11 channels, with 3 non-overlapping, and supports rates from 1 to 11 Mbps, but realistically about 4-5 Mbps max. Uses direct-sequence spread-spectrum technology.
Extension of 802.11b, with the same disadvantages (security and interference). Has a shorter range than 802.11b. Is backwards compatible with 802.11b so it allows or a smooth transition from 11b to 11g. Flexible, because multiple channels can be combined for faster throughput, but limited to one access point. Runs at 54 Mbps, but realistically about 2025 Mbps and about 14 Mbps when b associated Uses frequency division multiplexing
Completely different from 11b and 11g. Flexible, because multiple channels can be combined for faster throughput and more access points can be co-located. Shorter range than 11b and 11g. Runs in the 5 GHz range, so less interference from other devices. Has 12 channels, 8 non-overlapping, and supports rates from 6 to 54 Mbps, but realistically about 27 Mbps max Uses frequency division multiplexing
Block your Service Set Identifier (SSID) from being broadcast. Change the default network name in the access point. Change the default access point password. Center the access point in the middle of the building/house.
Every network device has a unique MAC address ◦ Allocated by the manufacturer.
MAC Filtering only allows certain addresses access. Mostly for home use. ◦ Tedious to implement on a large scale
Built into Wi-Fi certified equipment. ◦ Implemented at the MAC level.
Protects radio signal between device and access point. ◦ Does not protect data beyond the access point.
Uses static encryption keys. ◦ Easy to crack.
Still better then nothing.
Designed to replace WEP.
◦ Firmware update. ◦ 128-bit Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) encryption. Uses a master key that is regularly changed.
◦ User authentication. ◦ Data Integrity.
Protects radio signal between device and access point. Built into Wi-Fi certified equipment.
Available in two versions:
◦ Implemented at the MAC level. ◦ WPA2 Personal. ◦ WPA2 Enterprise.
Designed to replace WEP. ◦ 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
Based on the IEEE 802.11i standard. Provides government level security. Also available in two versions: ◦ WPA2 Personal. ◦ WPA2 Enterprise.
Creates a secure virtual “tunnel” from remote device to VPN server. ◦ Creates an encryption scheme. ◦ Requires authentication.
Works across the internet. Many types and levels of VPN technology.
◦ May include hardware and software components. ◦ Some very expensive. ◦ Windows provides a basic implementation in its server software.
Can make the network or computer invisible to the internet. Block unauthorized users. Monitor and control flow of data to/from a network or computer. Many types and levels of firewall technology. ◦ Hardware and software combinations ◦ Software only versions. ZoneAlarm
Many devices provide basic firewall capability. ◦ Gateways and access points. Network address translation.