[maemo-users] WLAN Power Save Mode timeout

From: James Sparenberg james at linuxrebel.org
Date: Fri Feb 23 09:23:49 EET 2007
On Wednesday 21 February 2007 07:48:19 Levi Bard wrote:
> > > And WEP + EAP please?
> >
> > This has been requested occasionally. It would help if you could come
> > up with some kind of examples where this is needed. That they I could
> > show that there's really a need for this. Technically there's no point
> > of supporting 802.1x with WEP encryption, because TKIP is already
> > widely supported.
> Many wireless networks in the US, for some reason universities in
> particular, ONLY allow connections using WEP + EAP (usually PEAP in my
> experience).  One example is Texas Tech University (
> http://www.ttu.edu ), which requires all wireless devices to use
> WEP+PEAP, no exceptions.  (Yes I've argued with them about their
> implementation, yes I've requested either WPA or EAPless access for
> devices that don't expect that particular kludge, ...)

A lot of the reason from my experience comes about because WEP+EAP was current 
at the time of the equipment purchase and many companies and Universities 
won't change until such time as the equipment they have as reach end of life 
and they can afford to replace it.  

Second reason.  Because many "security" admins are afraid that if they admit 
something new is better than what they recommended then they will perceived 
as incompetent.   Then again I just spent the day arguing with a 
security "expert" who didn't want me to bring my laptop in because it is a 
Linux box and their Anti Virus can't scan my system.  (Never mind that it 
can't scan any of the other contractors mac or windows boxes either .... )


> While there may technically not be a reason to use it, many access
> providers are using it regardless, and, particularly for college
> campuses, which tend to be so large that other access points are
> unavailable, it would be nice not to be in a wifi blackout.


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