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Old 12-15-2008, 05:08 PM
Ethan G. Marsh Ethan G. Marsh is offline
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 28

In answer to the question about why different security is required on the wireless and wired networks, I believe the answer is that the wireless network is much more accessible, and therefore more easily compromised. The only locations one can access the wired network are those that have a physical jack. In theory then, if you want your network to be secure you can secure these locations behind locked doors (as in the dorms) or monitor them closely (as in a computer lab or classroom). The wireless network, on the other hand, can be accessed from anywhere the signal reaches, including outside buildings and even off-campus areas. Since we cannot physically secure all these locations, it is necessary to enact other security measures.
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