WEP with open authentication

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Apr 15th, 2007

I am a tech guy at a school district. We have some wireless 1200 Airnets installed. I want to set up my wireless that anyone can connect to them to use our internet, however I wish the transmissions to be encrypted. How would I accomplish this task?

I don't want to anyone that uses the wireless to have any special set up or knowledge of keys to work. I want students and guests to be able to connect to the wireless without my assistance, but I want thier transimissions to be encrypted. Is this possible on the 1200s?

I have this problem too.
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amritpatek Fri, 04/20/2007 - 06:05

Yes. This can be accomplished. There are several encryption types available. For this, 802.1x/LEAP authentication which uses the wireless clients username/password for authentication. This credential can either be entered when prompted for at the client side or it can be allowed to use the windows username/password login details to be the username/password for the wireless client also. I think the second option shuld be helpful for you so that user doesnt need to enter username/password separately. Once authentication is successful, the dynamic WEP keys are automatically generated at client and authentication server and data traffic can be encrypted using this WEP key.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_q_and_a_item09186a00805e8297.shtml

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps4570/products_configuration_example09186a00801bd035.shtml

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