WPA2 plus VPN

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Fred Marshall, May 8, 2005.

  1. It has been suggested that using WPA2 could be strengthened by using a VPN.
    I'm puzzling over that notion.

    Here I thought that a VPN was mostly based on using an encryption scheme.
    So why bother?

    Any suggestions? I feel like I have some learning to do.


    Fred Marshall, May 8, 2005
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  2. Fred Marshall

    S. Pidgorny Guest

    WPA protects traffic between the client and the access point. If the access
    point is a part of a public network then VPN should be used - otherwise it's
    clearly overkill, overengineering that adds no security but does add system
    administration overhead.
    S. Pidgorny, May 8, 2005
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  3. Svyatoslav

    Thanks for the confirmation.

    Fred Marshall, May 9, 2005
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