How does it help security to configure a wireless AP as a closed network?
The purpose of properly securing a wireless access point is to close off the network from outsiders who do not have authorization to use your services.
Despite the inherent difficulties, properly protecting your wireless networking system is key in safeguarding your system from serious security problems.
1. If you deploy an insecure wireless network, it could result in a loss of service or in the use of your network as a launching pad for attacks against other networks.
2. To help you close these security holes, make sure your networking staff follows these six quick wireless networking tips.
3. The service set identifier (SSID) is the identification string used by the wireless access point by which clients are able to initiate connections. If we change the SSID frequently, we can make our wireless network safe.
4. We can disable or modify SNMP settings. If your access point supports SNMP, either disable it or change both the public and private community strings