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Configuring an Aironet 1200 for Open Authentication with WEP

I am trying to set up a 1200 series AP running 12.2(15)JA in the following manner.

Authentication is open + Local MAC

we wish to use WEP encription once the client work station has authenticated to provide basic encription but have the AP serve the key out to the client dynamicly once it has authenticated.

I have not been able to get this scenario to work. Can anyone point me in the right direction.

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Re: Configuring an Aironet 1200 for Open Authentication with WEP

You can't really do this without using some additional form of security. WEP keys defined on the AP will be static (by definition) and the clients would need the same key entered statically. You can use "per session" keys if you layer on some other form of authentication such as a RADIUS server. In this case the WEP key is negotiated on the fly at the time of connection.

In any case, use WPA rather than WEP, WEP is not in any way secure.

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