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Source: ComputerWeekly - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Wireless Security Although wireless access points use encryption to secure network traffic, access to the WLan is open to anyone with a valid log-in. Foundry Networks aims to control this access based on the physical location of the end-user. The technology uses triangulation between three access points to determine the location of a WLan user to within five metres, said the company.

The technique can be used by IT managers to locate and eliminate rogue access points – a common security problem encountered on company networks due to the ease with which access points can be set up.

Wireless access is a growing threat to corporate security, because of the increased availability and use of wireless devices, said Forrester Research.

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Triangulation of /.Written by Jason on 2006-05-30 14:35:29
This is a great idea. I've heard of triangulation before, but never thought of it with WAPs. I googled and found a great discussion of /. One fellow was doing a project and was getting traingulation down to 1m squarde. Amazing.

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