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Enterprise Networking Planet: OpenVPN Locks Down the WLAN

Mar 02, 2005, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

[ Thanks to Erin for this link. ]

"Wireless security is in a state of flux. WEP is nearly universal, but weak, and a pain to administer. WPA is stronger, but new enough that most wireless devices do not have it. Some can be upgraded by flashing the firmware, but for the purposes of this article we don't care, because we're going to pretend that WEP/WPA do not exist and not use them.

"OpenVPN on a Linux box provides a secure, reliable way to set up a point-to-point encrypted tunnel for the wireless Windows clients on your company LAN. All traffic over the link is encrypted. You won't have to bother with WEP or WPA at all..."

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