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Minimum security requirements information

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For information on client and device requirements for security configurations, refer to Configuring the Cisco Wireless Security Suite.

When considering security solutions, network administrators should refer to the 802.11 Wireless LAN Security White Paper.

Special attention should be paid to the use of strong passwords to minimize the possibility of a successful dictionary attack. These are soome characteristics of strong passwords:

  • A minimum of ten characters  

       
  • A mixture of uppercase and lowercase letters  

       
  • At least one numeric character or one non-alphanumeric character (example: !#@$%)  

       
  • No form of the user's name or user ID  

       
  • A word that is not found in the dictionary (domestic or foreign)

Problem Type

Release notes / product  overview / data sheet / FAQ

Technical product specification / features

Products

Access point

Bridge

WLAN adapters (wireless card) / ACU (Aironet Client Utility)

Security Options

LEAP / RADIUS

MAC address authentication (Media Access Control)

CKIP / TKIP

WPA

SW Features

Autonomous mode

CCKM (Cisco Centralized Key Management)