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Moving to WPA/WPA2-Enterprise Wi-Fi Encryption

Article Description

Wi-Fi networks in businesses (no matter how small) should be using the Enterprise mode of WPA or WPA2 encryption. Eric Geier, the author of Wi-Fi Hotspots: Setting Up Public Wireless Internet Access, shows you how to move from the Personal (PSK) mode to the Enterprise (RADIUS) mode.
Your Next Steps

Your Next Steps

You’ve discovered how 802.1X authentication makes WPA/WPA2-Enterprise encryption the way to secure Wi-Fi networks in businesses. You also learned that an authentication server is required and that PEAP, TLS, and TTLS are the popular EAP types.

Here are a few tips to help you with your next steps:

  • Find and select a RADIUS server or outsourced service.
  • Set up the RADIUS server with the EAP, AP, and user settings.
  • Configure your APs with the encryption and RADIUS server information.
  • Configure Windows (or other OS) with the encryption and 802.1X settings.
  • Finally, connect to your Enterprise-protected network!