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Wpa2-psk vs. WebAuth w/ key

Which security method is better, wpa2 aes psk or webAuth with a key/passphrase?


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Wpa2-psk vs. WebAuth w/ key

WPA2/AES is better than WebAuth, but WebAuth is better for guest users.

Thanks,

Scott

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Wpa2-psk vs. WebAuth w/ key

This is two types of autehntication:

WPA2/AES is more secure.

wpa2/aes is layer 2 and webauth is layer 3 security mechanism.

As scott mentioned, webauth is used for guest access.Keep in mind that web authentication does not provide data encryption. Web authentication is typically used as simple guest access for either a "hot spot" or campus atmosphere where the only concern is the connectivity.

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/wireless/4400-series-wireless-lan-controllers/106082-wlc-compatibility-matrix.html

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