Wireless Proposal Submitted

Continuing campus interest in wireless (802.11b) networking has prompted a study of the costs for expanding and improving wireless services in common areas. The completed study provides several recommendations which address coverage, security, privacy, and management issues. The use of 'smart? access points using an 802.1x authentication framework with RADIUS, accessing the LDAP directory populated with Kerberos passwords, will improve security and privacy. In addition, a stand-alone multi-vendor access point management system will provide significant improvement in the management of capacity, usage, and hardware of the expanded wireless footprint. (For more information about wireless access, see the campus Wireless Web site.)