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    Denial of service attacks: A real problem for WLANs

    Posted Sep 2, 2003 - 11:35 pm

    Say the phrase "denial of service" and you'll probably evoke memories of the series of attacks launched against corporate Web sites during the dot-com heyday. But denial of service attacks against 802.11-based wireless LANs are a real threat today, and with the current security focus on Wi-Fi's confidentially mechanisms, that threat becomes all the more dangerous for being neglected. The following links outline the features of WLANs that make them vulnerable to this sort of attack, enumerate some recent real-world attacks, and suggest potential solutions.

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    WLAN performance and availability: Challenges and solutions

    Posted Oct 21, 2003 - 1:05 am

    802.11-based WLANs are deceptively easy to set up. But enterprise network users are accustomed to high levels of performance and reliability, levels that WLANs often can't reach - at least not right out of the box. These articles describe the current state of performance and availability for WLANs, and offer tips and tools for improving those qualities in your own setup.

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