802.1x is a framework for authenticated MAC-level access control, defines
Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) over LANs (WAPOL). The standard
encapsulates and leverages much of EAP, which was defined for dial-up
authentication with Point-to-Point Protocol in RFC 2284.
Beyond encapsulating EAP packets, the 802.1x standard also defines EAPOL
messages that convey the shared key information critical for wireless security.
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
Security issues are a major concern for wireless LANs, AES is the U.S.
government's next-generation cryptography algorithm, which will replace DES