Wireless QOTD for July 1st

Discussion in 'Wireless' started by tripwire45, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. tripwire45
    Honorary Member

    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    David is a network technician supporting a wireless LAN. He is reviewing the association table from an access point he set up last week with Roger, his supervisor. David knows that there are three distinct states that characterize how a wireless client connects to an access point but notices that one of the states seems to be missing from the log entries. Roger tells David that this is normal. Which of the states below are they discussing? Choose only one answer. Answer later.

    A. Unauthenticated and unassociated
    B. Authenticated and unassociated
    C. Authenticated and associated
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  2. punkboy101
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    punkboy101 Back from the wilderness

    Hmmm, you got me with this one trip! Haven't got a clue. [​IMG]

    I'll take a stab at C.
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  3. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

    I'll take C too.
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  4. AJ

    AJ 01000001 01100100 01101101 01101001 01101110 Administrator

    C does seem the most obvious so C it is :D
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  5. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    The correct answer is B. When a wireless device is not on the network it is neither authenticated with the nearest AP nor of course associated since authentication has to occur first. When the process begins, there is a brief time when a device is authenticated but not yet associated. The two events happen almost at the same time and they are in fact so close together that this particular state does not get recorded in any logs. The final stage is authenticated and associated and it is at this point where a wireless device is connected to the WLAN and able to send and receive data. Good one, gents. More later
    Certifications: A+ and Network+

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