WLAN Evaluation Discussion

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Assume you are the IT manager for an organization tasked with evaluating whether or not to deploy internal wireless access for employees. Write a three to five-page paper (excluding the title and reference pages) discussing the advantages and disadvantages of implementing a WLAN in your organization. Compare the benefits and risks of three security methods, then identify and justify the best approach for securing a WLAN.

You must include a minimum of two scholarly sources, in addition to the textbook, with a minimum of one source from peer-reviewed sources. Your paper must be formatted according to APA style guidelines.

The WLANs paper

  • Must be three to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must use at least two scholarly, peer reviewed, and other credible sources in addition to the course text.
  • Must document all sources in APA style.
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style

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Explanation & Answer

Attached.

WLAN Evaluation - Outline
Thesis Statement: WLAN has advantages and disadvantages as well as the efficient security
method considered before its installation.
I.

Advantages of WLAN
A. Possible to access the network from any point within the range of the designated

access point
B. The installation of WLAN is easy and quick
C. The technological components for having WLAN are less making it have a lower

cost
II.

Disadvantages of WLAN
A. Connection can only operate within the limited distance from the main access
point
B. Using WLAN for communication is insecure: connection that may be accessed by
unauthorized users

III.

WLAN Security
A. 802.1 x authentications
B. WEP
C. WPA &WPA2

IV.

Suggestion
A. Firms should consider using802.1 x authentications,

V.

Conclusion

Attached.

Running head: WLAN EVALUATION

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WLAN Evaluation
Name
Institution

WLAN EVALUATION

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WLAN Evaluation

WLAN is the abbreviation for Wireless Local area network, used while creating a
computer network that is used between two or more computers without using any form of wire
connection. WLAN is the most useful method of having a computer network connection within
an organization. It is an efficient technology that eases working in an organization by offering
the workers access to a broad platform of useful features. WLAN for every organization has its
rage. For example, a specific WLAN connection may connect all computers within given offices,
schools, as well as homes. Instead of using wires to connect, it uses waves that have a high
frequency such as those of a radio which connect the selected computers (Stalling et al., 2013).
WLAN has advantages and disadvantages as well as the efficient security method considered
before its ins...


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