In This Episode
Ep. 15 will be a solo show this week. I’m going to go a little technical and discuss how wireless devices connect to a wireless network through authentication and association.
Authentication and association occurs in three steps:
- Unauthenticated and unassociated
- Authenticated and unassociated
- Authenticated and associated
This is the 802.11 state machine. Authentication must occur before association. A device can never be unauthenticated and associated.