Spring 2010 Internet2 Member Meeting

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802.1X in the Wireless LAN: Access Control, Privacy and Connectivity Beyond your Network

Time 04/27/10 04:30PM-05:30PM

Session Abstract

Louisiana State University has been offering wireless at its Baton Rouge campus for over 10 years. The focus on security has always been a top priority; unfortunately the very first 802.11 wireless standards did not provide the means to adequately secure wireless networks. As both technology and protocols matured over the years, suitable security solutions became available. In 2007, LSU implemented a secure wireless solution based on the 802.1X standard in order to provide user authentication and encryption.

The presenter will discuss the decisions that led to the implementation of the 802.1X solution. An explanation of what 802.1X is will be given along with the requirements and components necessary to provide user authentication and encryption. Specific details will be provided in the way LSU implemented its 802.1X solution along with configuration samples, sniffer traces, automated user support tools and user documentation. In addition, the presenter will share the struggles, pains, best practices and lessons learned from this type of implementation, as well as the efforts to educate both the Help Desk and the user community. The presentation will end with a discussion on how this particular type of implementation can be extended to allow connectivity beyond the home network.

Speakers

Speaker Hector Rios Louisana State University

Presentation Media

media item thumbnail 802.1X in the Wireless LAN: Access Control, Privacy and Connectivity Beyond your (pdf)

Speaker May Casterline Rochester Institute of Technology

Speaker Hector Rios Louisana State University

Secondary tracks Network Planning and Engineering

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