A scalable, secure and user-friendly VPN-based Wireless LAN roaming system

Hideaki Goto, Takayuki Saito, Hideaki Sone

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Abstract

Network security and usability are both very important factors in campus Wireless LAN (WLAN) systems. Although IEEE802.1X-based user authentication is very useful for WLAN roaming, it imposes some security threats on the local area networks at visited organizations unless another countermeasure such as Virtual Private Network (VPN) is used together. Some incompatibility and usability issues still exist in the current 1X systems and they bother users. In order to realize a better campus WLAN service, we have developed a secure and user-friendly WLAN roaming system using VPN-based user authentication, on-demand gateway control, and a distributed access control list database. The system is scalable and can be used as a worldwide campus network roaming system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2009, ICWI 2009
PublisherIADIS
Pages273-278
Number of pages6
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9789728924935
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventIADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2009, ICWI 2009 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2009 Nov 192009 Nov 22

Other

OtherIADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2009, ICWI 2009
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period09/11/1909/11/22

Keywords

  • Access control
  • Network security
  • User authentication
  • VPN
  • Wireless LAN roaming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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