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    Was reading about this in IT Week the other day. Here's a snippet from the cable guy.

    The upshot in IT Week was that it was OK for heterogenous windows domains but add any other client and you're screwed. If this is the case you should buy a third party tool for managing security.

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    Re: WPA2

    if this guy is telling us how to WiFi, shouldn't he be Cableless Guy???!!!???

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    Re: WPA2

    The upshot in IT Week was that it was OK for heterogenous windows domains but add any other client and you're screwed.
    Linux will work ok in a windows domain with WPA2 or WPA2-PSK provided you set it up correctly (Samba, WPA-Supplicant, correct encryption kernel modules, etc). Linux has been able to run WPA2 for some time thanks to work over at the HostAP.

    One must be careful of which hardware is used. As the MS article points out, some chipsets are incapable of processing WPA2 encrypted data in a timely fashion. Linux has managed to make a few of the older chipsets work (check the hostAP site for a list) because they allow the encryption work to be offloaded to the PC's CPU but its a bit hit and miss generally.

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    What I meant was that the article implied that the new systems from Microsoft became a nightmare to configure for multiple types of hardware if you have differetn client-types.

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    Re: WPA2

    You mean Wifi hardware?

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    Re: WPA2

    WPA2 update now available for XP SP2.

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec...ry/917021.mspx

    Ben

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