802.11 X port-level authentication or user-level authentication

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by zillah, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. zillah


    Mar 23, 2006
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    I have read many online documents about 802.11x, all that i found they named port-level authentication.
    It makes sence for a wired network, sense we have got a physical port, then if the supplicant has been authenticated, his port will be open to transfer data.

    And same thing with a wireless network, but we do not have physical port, we have got logical port.

    I have read one document that mentioned that 802.11 is user-level authentication,,,any comment about this ?

    Last edited: Nov 9, 2006
    zillah, Nov 9, 2006
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