The Security Plan for Your Wireless LAN

    Date22 Jun 2006
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    Posted ByBenjamin D. Thomas
    Oliver Tsai sees it every quarter. Fresh-faced medical students, new to Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre and armed with the latest Wi-Fi-enabled laptops, see no reason why they shouldn't be able to hop right onto Sunnybrook's wireless network with those shiny new laptops they just bought.

    The same scenario plays out with doctors and office managers and anyone else whose new gadget automatically sniffs the airwaves and picks up signals from Tsai's wireless LAN, or WLAN. "They can see what's available, but because of the security, they can't access the network until the device is properly configured," says Tsai, the director of IT at the academic health sciences center in Toronto. It's a look-but-don't-touch situation that can frustrate users

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