Secure wireless gateway

Austin Godber, Partha Dasgupta

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18 Scopus citations


Wireless LANs (WLAN), using the IEEE 802.11b standard, have been shown to be inherently insecure. Given the widespread use of this type of WLAN for public and corporate access, it is important to have an "idiot proof" method for securing WLAN from hacking, sniffing, and unauthorized access. In this paper, we present a simple solution using IPSEC that provides an inexpensive, easy to implement, wireless gateway, and an access point that is secure. The client configuration involves no additional software, and the simple steps needed to configure a client are provided using a captive portal. Thus, the gateway is designed to minimize the intrusion to the end user, will only be slightly different from using a standard wireless network, and will require no additional software or hardware.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Workshop on Wireless Security
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1581135858, 9781581135855
StatePublished - 2002
EventProceedings of the 2002 ACM Workshop on Wireless Security - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Sep 28 2002Sep 28 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Workshop on Wireless Security


ConferenceProceedings of the 2002 ACM Workshop on Wireless Security
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA


  • 802.11b
  • IPSec
  • Wireless LAN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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