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  • 1. Wireless Clients Using Default Configuration Tools

2. Linux NetworkManager

    • GUI to configure wireless connection for Linux
    • Distribution- and desktop-independent

3. Profiles with NetworkManager

  • Clicking Create New Wireless Network creates a home or ad hoc type of profile. The system will store the profile. Credentials will be requested upon first connection or injected via a script.

4. Enterprise Type of Profile

    • Clicking Connect to Other Wireless Network makes password and server-based authentication available.
    • Selecting one of the options will open a new window.

5. Enterprise Type of Profile (Cont.)

  • If chosen option implies EAP, the window auto-extends to input authentication details

Fields show only if applicable 6. MAC AirPort Extreme 7. 8. Connecting to a Network 9. 10. Configuring an Ad Hoc Profile

    • Only name and channel can be defined
    • Creates the first node of a peer-to-peer network on the given channel

11. Infrastructure Profile

  • If enterprise type, security parameters can be configured when needed or in the Advanced tab

12. Advanced Configuration 13. 14. Advanced Parameters Defines the advanced parameters for 802.1X at a global level or per wireless profile 15. Wireless Connection Details

    • Detailed view: Option + Click the Airport icon inthe menu bar provides additionalinformation
  • The information provided are:
    • AP MAC address
    • Channel
    • RSSI
    • Transmit rate
    • Basic view: Clicking Airport icon in Menu Barprovides summarized information about connection

16. Diagnostic 17. Windows Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) Overview

  • Integrated in Windows

Detects broadcast networks Click to access the tool interface 18. Windows Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) Overview (Cont.)

  • Association to detected network can be:

Automatic Manual or Manual if the network is new or Automatic Connection When Network Is in Range is disabled. Automatic if a profile for it exists and allows connection when in range. To be detected, a WLAN needs to be in range and broadcasting. 19. Windows Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) Overview (Cont.)

  • Double-click to connect

Click to connect Click to change settings or 20. Connecting to Preferred WLANs using WZC

  • Use Windows or third-party tool

The tool will try to connect to these automatically By default, Windows tries to manage wireless adapters and connections itself. Use WZC or your WLAN adapter vendor provided utility, but not both. WZC will keep, under Preferred networks, the WLANs to which you have connected at least once. It will try to connect to the automatic first, and then will give a list of the available networks. On Advanced tab, you can configure what type of network the utility should try to connect to. 21. Configuring a Profile Using the Wireless Zero Configuration Tool

  • Creates a profile for an undetected network

Association and part of authentication PSK or 802.1x authentication Connect when in range 22.

  • Creates a profile for an undetected network

PSK or 802.1x authentication Connect when in range Association and part of authentication 23. Configuring a Profile Using the WZC PSK Authentication

  • Network type

If PSK, you can enter the key here And this tab becomes inactive 24.

  • Network type

If PSK, you can enter the key here And this tab becomes inactive 25. Configuring a Profile Using the Wireless Zero Configuration Tool (Cont.)

  • If Association doesnt show PSK

Then Authentication can be configured 26.

  • If Association doesnt show PSK

Then Authentication can be configured 27. Profile Configuration Example

  • For example, WPA/TKIP with PEAP

Use computer name or guest? 28. Profile Configuration Example (Cont.)

  • Checks if server is valid

Use default windows ID? If no defaults, you will be prompted 29. State Table 30. Summary

    • NetworkManager is a wireless configuration GUI for Linux
    • NetworkManager allows creation of simple password-based profiles
    • Enterprise class of profiles offer richer configuration parameters
    • AirPort Extreme is the default wireless configuration utility for Mac
    • Connection parameters can be entered for networks in range
    • Ad hoc or more advanced profiles can also be created

31. Summary (Cont.)

    • AirPort Extreme associated menus can help configure advanced parameters or troubleshoot the connection
    • Windows WZC utility is the integrated wireless configuration tool
    • It automatically tries to connect to preferred networks
    • You can create a basic profile to be added to the preferred networks
    • WZC detects broadcasting networks and saves them automatically

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