What would happen if you were to configure 802.1X on your wireless network?
A) Your wireless network would use encrypted communication
B) Users would be required to authenticate before gaining access to the network
C) Users on the wireless network would obtain IP and DNS settings automatically
D) The network would take advantage of multiple wireless access points
E) Leave off the X for savings
The answer: B) Users would be required to authenticate before gaining access to the network
802.1X is port-based Network Access Control (PNAC, or NAC). With NAC, you can restrict access to a port on the network until the proper authentication mechanisms have been correctly negotiated. This process can limit access to both wireless and wired networks.
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