3Com WX2200 3CRWX220095A Switch User Manual

WEP Wired-Equivalent Privacy protocol. A security protocol, specified in the
IEEE 802.11 standard, that attempts to provide a wireless LAN (WLAN)
with a minimal level of security and privacy comparable to a typical
wired LAN. WEP encrypts data transmitted over the WLAN to protect
the vulnerable wireless connection between users (clients) and access
points (APs). Although appropriate for most home use, WEP is weak
and fundamentally flawed for enterprise use. Compare AES; CCMP;
Wi-Fi Alliance An organization formed by leading wireless equipment and software
providers, for certifying all IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN (WLAN) products
for interoperability and promoting the term Wi-Fi as their global brand
name. Only products that pass Wi-Fi Alliance testing can be certified.
Certified products are required to carry an identifying seal on their
packaging stating that the product is Wi-Fi certified and indicating the
radio frequency band used (2.4 GHz for 802.11b and 5 GHz for
802.11a, for example). The Wi-Fi Alliance was formerly known as the
Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA).
Wi-Fi Protected
See WPA.
wildcard mask A 32-bit quantity used with an IP address to determine which bits in
the address to ignore in a comparison with another IP address. When
setting up security access control lists (ACLs), you specify source and
destination IP addresses and corresponding wildcard masks by which
the WX switch determines whether to forward or filter packets. The
security ACL checks the bits in IP addresses that correspond to any 0s
(zeros) in the mask, but does not check the bits that correspond to 1s
(ones) in the mask.
wired authentication
An Ethernet port that has 802.1X authentication enabled for access
Privacy protocol
See WEP.
Wireless Ethernet
See Wi-Fi Alliance.
wireless Internet
service provider