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EAP Authentication Protocols for WLANs

Chapter Description

This chapter examines the authentication methods: EAP, PEAP, LEAP, and the newer, emerging paradigm EAP-FAST, and weighs the pros and cons of each, in terms of standardization maturity and effectiveness.

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Summary

This chapter examined the authentication methods: EAP, PEAP, LEAP, and the newer, emerging paradigm EAP-FAST. The chapter also dived into basic details about port-based access control: the 802.1x. As you can see, the various solutions are at a different maturity in terms of standardization and implementation. This scheme of things will probably continue for this year, and by 2005, this area will be more stabilized. The following chapter looks at the 802.11i and the wireless security blueprint.