Auditing a wireless network and planning for a secure wlan solution


Auditing a Wireless Network and Planning for a Secure WLAN Solution

  1. What functions do these WLAN applications and tools perform on WLANs: airmon-ng, airodump- ng, aircrack-ng, and aireplay-ng?
  2. Why is it critical to use encryption techniques on a wireless LAN? Which encryption method is best for use on a WLAN (WEP, WPA, WPA2)?
  3. What security countermeasures can you enable on your wireless access point (WAP) as part of a layered security solution for WLAN implementations?
  4. Why is it so important for organizations, including homeowners, to properly secure their wireless network?
  5. What risks, threats, and vulnerabilities are prominent with WLAN infrastructures?
  6. What is the risk of logging onto access points in airports or other public places?
  7. Why is it important to have a wireless access policy and to conduct regular site surveys and audits?
  8. What is a risk of using your mobile cell phone or external WLAN as a WiFi connection point?