Introduction to Security in Wireless Networks Project:

There is a huge importance to implement the protocols for the wireless network system and it exists even till today. Mechanism and algorithms that are webbed altogether to suite the current wireless security system have several flaws. There is a severe need of increasing the already existing protocols in the wireless network domain. The security aspect of the framework authentication is also analyzed here.

The authentication is made for wireless networks that include 802.1x and 802.11. 802.11 is the method of authentication and the use of open authentication, SSID, client MAC verification and shared key authentication have their own vulnerabilities share. Port based authentication is supported by 802.1x and it includes management key features that suffers lack of mutual authentication as well as hijacking attacks. The one way authentication is inadequate as it is only the server who can authenticate the client.

The server’s identity cannot make sure by the clients. Our security system and authentication are further proposed and explained. A study about EAP and RADIUS protocols is also present. For EAP-TTLS the the 802.1x protocol is suitable and for the RADIUS protocol the most ideal in the authentication server. We choose EAP-TTLS as the most choiceable protocol and it is made only after a thorough study of various protocols that are mentioned.

The authentication protocols are studied to know their vulnerabilities which are documented in this paper. The study reveals that combination of the IEEE 802. 1x/EAP-TTLS protocol and RADIUS protocol are the main way of approaching for an authentication and security mechanism design. A mutual and strong authentication is provided through the setup. It’s also secure the resources of Ethernet from malevolent users. The man in the middle stacks, directory attacks and session hijacking are some of the various kind of attacks that it mitigates.