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How to secure a wireless bridge?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: How to secure a wireless bridge?
- From: Scott Augustus <scott_(_at_)_visgen_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 09:45:09 -0500
I'm having some conceptual trouble determining how I can use IPsec to
secure a wireless bridge setup I have. This whole situation is plagued
with pain for me as I determined that my current (somewhat antique)
wireless bridge equipment, Aironet BRE500's, are ***not*** capable of
doing WEP at 11Mbps. This apparently has to do with the crummy radio
card it uses. Ugh!
Anyhow, I desperately need to secure these units. Right now they are
running entirely in bridge only mode creating a bridge between two
facilities using the same subnet. I got really excited by the IPsec
bridge capabilities outlined in the man page for brconfig but am now
conceptually stumped as to how I might implement this as the units are
merely bridging the subnet together and work regardless of IP's at the
moment... meaning, the wireless units are not acting as routers where
traffic hits them at a certain IP and is forwarded on to the other,
they're just bridged.