We are going to set up some Cisco 1310 wireless bridges at a few sites - a Root Bridge outside a main building, and a Workgroup Bridge at a remote trailer that provides ethernet connection to a switch within the trailer.
We're debating what wireless security to use for the point-to-point wireless connection, with WPA-PSK at the top of the list. Our laptop users use WPA.
I'm wondering - what have other folks deployed in this scenario, and what have your experiences been with it? Any input / suggestions are much appreciated!
I would go with WPA-PSK and use AES encryption as the cipher. Be sure to pick a very strong PSK +10 characters, alpha numeric and special character.
While there is some overhead, it is worth the security of the data.
An 802.11g network will have total effective throughput of about 20Mbps after encryption is added.
This may seem low, but remember that 802.11 is half duplex.
Of all the sites that I have setup with this exact configuration, no one has complained of slowness.
Seth Rosenthal CWNE #55